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Swedish Law in Context

The course Swedish Law in Context provides an overview of Swedish law from an European, international and comparative legal perspective. The course addresses the Swedish legal fields of constitutional law, procedural law, criminal law, family law, real estate law, labour and employment law, as well as commercial law.

Swedish Law in Context is a course designed for foreign law students admitted as exchange students at the Department of Law, Stockholm University.

Read more about exchange programmes at the Department of Law 

  • Course structure

    Follow the link below to read more about the course details.

    Syllabus - Swedish Law in Context


    Teaching format

    The course is 10 weeks long. Instruction is given in the form of seminars, lectures and study visits.



    Examination is conducted through a written exam.

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    Carlson, Laura: THE FUNDAMENTALS OF SWEDISH LAW 3 ed, 2019


  • More information

    Learning platform

    During the course, registered students will receive additional course information on the Athena learning platform.

    The Departement

    Read more about education at the Department of Law at Stockholm University on our homepage.

    Education - Department of Law 


  • Contact

    Course contact: 

    Teaching assistant: 
    Leonie Hohenthal

    Course manager: 
    Mårten Schultz