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Equality Law

The course Equality Law encompasses equality and discrimination law.

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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

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    Syllabus - Equality Law

    Course description (53 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.

    The material for this course will be in a digital form.

  • Course reports

  • More information

    Learning platform

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

    The Departement

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  • Contact

    Course contact: 

    Course coordinator: 
    Josephina Bergvall

    Course manager: 
    Laura Carlson  
    Paul Lappalainen