University of Gothenburg

About us

Since the autumn of 2004, the Department of Law offers a modernised LL.M. programme introducing new pedagogy, role-play and simulations, increased use of IT resources, several new courses and cooperation with practicing legal professionals. The aim is to adapt the LL.M. programme to societal changes and to the internationalised study environment. Beside the LL.M. programme, the department also offers optional courses and programme courses for undergraduate students of economics and engineering, as well as tailored courses for professionals. The department plans to develop two-year Master tracks that will give our students the chance to graduate with double degrees. Since 2013, the department has been developing a platform for university-based legal training exploring the conditions for offering legal courses in applied law.

Upon completion of the LL.M. programme, students can deepen their academic knowledge and enroll in the four-year LL.D. programme in the subjects legal science, public law, civil law, criminal law, international law, law of procedure and tax law.

The department’s teachers are also actively involved in research activities. The department’s research can be described as:
education-driven research with the aim of building a complete legal research environment within the core legal disciplines taught at LL.M. programme
societal challenge-driven research with the aim of building, collaboratively and across disciplines, societal challenge-driven complete academic environment.