Research at the Department of Law encompasses a wide range of socially and scientifically relevant legal areas and themes. It is characterized by curiosity, theoretical and methodological reflection, being multi- and transdisciplinary and socially relevant. The research at the Department of Law responds to different tasks and needs.
We strive to offer a high quality law programme based on science. This presupposes that research is conducted in the overall areas of law included in the programme. It is the department's aim to further develop research in these areas of law. It is also our aim to build and further develop complete and active research environments in the same areas.
The Department of Law's research has a broad approach based on a diversity of knowledge areas to meet the major societal challenges. We strive to develop legal knowledge and be at the forefront of research. The research contributes knowledge about the major societal challenges of our time, such as AI and digitalisation, globalisation, inequality, changes in climate, economy, and demography, the changed conditions of democracy, and the changed role of science and knowledge.
The department has long experience of research and education collaborations in various multi- and transdisciplinary research centers, an experience we take advantage of and further develop.
The department's research is presented below in a number of research areas. Within the areas, relevant research is further developed and maintained, both for the law programme and other legal education as well as for academia and society outside academia.