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Torbjörn Odlöw

SENIOR LECTURER

Department of
Law
Telephone
Fax
+46 31-786 44 54
Visiting address
Vasagatan 1
41124 Göteborg
Room number
C506
Postal address
Box 650
40530 Göteborg

About Torbjörn Odlöw

Torbjörn Odlöw is a senior lecturer in private law at the Department of Law, School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg. He is vice Head of Department and Director of Studies at the Department of Law and he was Director of Postgraduate Studies at the department from 2008 to 2012. Torbjörn Odlöw teaches courses in private law and family law at the University of Gothenburg.
 
Odlöw’s LL.D. thesis deals with the question of whether the Swedish guardianship legislation is in compliance with the principles of minimum intervention and maximum preservation of capacity for vulnerable adults. Prior to his academic carrier he worked as a legal official at the Chief Guardians Office in the city of Gothenburg. Torbjörn Odlöw is engaged as presenter and lecturer on matters of adult guardianship law by both public and private organizations, such as the Swedish Association of Chief Guardians, County administrative boards (responsible for auditing Chief Guardians), Mental Disability Advocacy Center. Odlöw is also regularly engaged as an expert on Swedish adult guardianship law in court cases before local courts as well as the supreme court of Sweden, in public investigations and by private associations as the Swedish Bankers’ Association.

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Research areas

  • Guardianship Law
  • Family Law
  • Private Law

Research in progress

  • Rapport om ställföreträdarskap (FUB) - Hur garantera huvudmannens självbestämmande och delaktighet?, 2019-06 -

Teaching areas

  • Guardianship Law
  • Family Law
  • Private Law

Selected publications

Ställföreträdare för vuxna : kamrer eller handledare?
Odlöw, Torbjörn

Nihil Novi Sub Sole - En gammal lösning på ett gammalt problem
Odlöw, Torbjörn
Festskrift till Lotta Vahlne Westerhäll, Stockholm : Santérus, s. 271-288, 2011

Vilka är den hjälpbehövande vuxnes "närmaste släktingar"?
Odlöw, Torbjörn
Rätt, social utsatthet och samhälleligt ansvar: Festskrift till Anna Hollander, Stockholm : Norstedts Juridik, s. 331-342, 2012

Huvuddragen av gällande rätt i vissa länder
Odlöw, Torbjörn
En ny lag om personnamn - Betänkande av Namnlagskommittén, Stockholm : Statens Offentliga Utredningar - Fritzes Offentliga Publikationer, SOU 2013:35, s. 47-83, 2013

De svagaste måste få rätt hjälp
Persson, Germund, Gillberg, Claes, Zedell, Agneta, Odlöw, Torbjörn
Svenska Dagbladet, :2014-02-26, 2014