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Equality Law

The course Equality Law encompasses equality and discrimination law.

Information for admitted students Autumn 2023

Congratulations! You have been admitted at Stockholm University and we hope that you will enjoy your studies with us.

In order to ensure that your studies begin as smoothly as possible we have compiled a short checklist for the beginning of the semester.

Follow the instructions on whether you have to reply to your offer or not.


Checklist for admitted students

  1. Activate your university account

    The first step in being able to register and gain access to all the university's IT services.

  2. Register at your department

    Registration can be done in different ways. Read the instructions from your department below.

  3. Read all the information on this page

    Here you will find what you need to know before your course or programme starts.


Your seat may be withdrawn if you do not register according to the instructions provided by your department.

Information from your department

On this page you will shortly find information on registration, learning platform, etc.

Welcome activities

Stockholm University organises a series of welcome activities that stretch over a few weeks at the beginning of each semester. The programme is voluntary (attendance is optional) and includes Arrival Service at the airport and an Orientation Day, see more details about these events below.
Your department may also organise activities for welcoming international students. More information will be provided by your specific department. 

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Equality Law is given as an elective course within the framework of the exchange programmes at the Department of Law, Stockholm University. Swedish law students admitted by the department are also given access to the course.

Read more about exchange programmes at the Department of Law 

The course contains four blocks. The first block focuses on the overarching legal systems existing on the Swedish, EU and international levels addressing issues of discrimination. The second block addresses different grounds of discrimination. The third block addresses legal theoretical approaches to equality issues, including, for example, feminist legal theory, critical race theory, justice and intersectionality. The fourth block covers integrated topics combining existing legal structures and theoretical approaches, covering issues such as migration law, access to justice and wage discrimination.  

  • Course structure

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

    Syllabus - Equality Law

    Course description (30 Kb)

    Teaching format

    Instruction is given in the form of seminars. During the course, each student is to lead a seminar according to a seminar assignment, and, together with the seminar instructor, discuss the topic. The seminar assignments are distributed on the first day of the course. In addition, each student is to present and defend an essay they have written, as well as review another student’s essay.


    Examination is conducted through active participation in the mandatory seminars of the course (including the seminar introduction), the writing and presentation of an essay and the review of another student's essay.

  • 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.

    Each seminar has a list of required readings as set out in the course schedules in Athena. The readings are available digitally on the web.

  • Course reports

  • More information

    Learning platform

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

    The Department

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

    Education - Department of Law 


  • Contact

    Course contact: 

    Course coordinator: 
    Josephina Bergvall

    Course manager: 
    Laura Carlson  
    Paul Lappalainen