Rättspraktiken started in 2014 and is one of the first university-based Law Clinics in Sweden.
Law Clinics are based on the pedagogical concept Clinical Legal Education, which means a practical oriented approach to law and legal education. In many places of the world Law Clinics and Clinical Legal Education are established elements in law school curriculums.
Law Clinics can be structured in many different ways, but one common element is that law-students provide free legal advice to disadvantaged people.
The Gothenburg model and our courses
Rättspraktiken is based on the so called “Gothenburg model”. The Gothenburg model is based on cooperation with inter alia local non-profit organisations and the City of Gothenburg.
Central to the Gothenburg model is that courses are created with a basis in current societal challenges. The courses provides students with opportunities to combine theoretical studies with practical field work.
Rättspraktiken has two courses on advanced level, Welfare Law in Theory and Practice (Praktisk humanjuridik och välfärdsrätt) and Migration law (Migrationsrätt).
Research and social sustainability
Rättspraktiken has an essential role in the special research platform for social sustainability SSP at the Department of Law.
During the years 2013-2020 the Department of Law has been working with the implementation of Gothenburg University’s Vision 2020. The overarching goal has been to create complete academic environments in which education, research and cooperation with the surrounding society are united in order to create greater societal benefits. These objectives are still central to Rättspraktiken.