Faculty of Law in Lund is a modern faculty with a clear international profile.
We offer an environment which is suitable and welcoming for Swedish and
international students, lecturers and researchers alike. Education, research
and interaction with the surrounding community are the three mainstays of our
work. The connection between these three mainstays is particularly apparent in
the programmes and courses on offer, where students meet both researchers and
professionally active lawyers with qualifications and experience from various
areas of law.
faculty was founded as early as 1666 and is one of the University’s four
original faculties. Today we have around two thousand undergraduates and about
30 research students. The permanent lecturing staff consists of just over 40
professors and senior lecturers dedicated to both research and teaching. In
addition, we have around 100 lecturers employed by the hour – many of them
professionally active lawyers – and librarians and staff in various administrative
and technical support functions.
faculty carries out research in all the central areas of law. Our research
environment is also characterised by exciting and innovative ground-breaking
research taking place in certain areas of law, such as labour law and
international law. A strong research environment in the area of international
environmental law is currently being built up. Several research projects are
interdisciplinary and involve researchers from different areas of law as well
as researchers from subject areas other than law such as philosophy, political
science, medicine and engineering. In order to ensure the development of a
vibrant and sustainable research environment, several young researchers who hold
PhD degrees have recently been recruited to the faculty.
at the faculty consists of the Swedish degree
programme for the legal professions, leading to the degree of Master of Laws
(LLM), three international master’s programmes, a research studies
programme and a number of free-standing courses. Some of the free-standing
courses are offered as distance education online. The faculty is engaged in
long-term and purposeful work to broaden recruitment of students with different
students’ learning experience is central to the programme. The highest possible quality in
education is a guiding principle and great investment is made into educational
development work. Within the framework of the programmes and courses, there is
therefore a rich variety of modern forms of proficiency training.
first-cycle courses within the Law degree programme are largely based on
national law but the element of international law has grown rapidly, in step
with internationalisation. Our specialisation courses within the law degree
programme and our master’s programmes which are taught in English have an
entirely international orientation.
premises are located in the centre of Lund, a stone’s throw from the cathedral
and the main University building. The faculty’s library has the Nordic area’s
foremost collection of Swedish and international legal literature, filling over
5000 metres of shelf space. There is also a European documentation centre with
a very extensive collection of EU documents.
faculty’s geographical location, in the heart of the Öresund region, brings
unique opportunities for boundary-crossing cooperation in the surrounding area;
at the same time we also have well developed contacts with different
universities throughout the world. We have a large number of exchange
agreements which make it possible for our students to study abroad within the
framework of their degree programme, while law students from a host of other
countries can study for one or several semesters at our faculty. For many years,
the faculty has hosted a “summer school” which is run for American and Swedish
students by the Suffolk University Law School from Boston. For quite a long
time now the faculty has also run an aid and development project in Vietnam,
aimed at supporting the development of legal education at two of the country’s
largest legal departments.