The 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 department's research strategy corresponds to two different tasks, both of which have a strong foundation in the department. One of the tasks corresponds to education and is about being able to offer a law program of very high quality. The second task corresponds to a broader context and is about developing legal scholarly knowledge of high relevance. The research contributes to knowledge of the major societal challenges of our time, such as globalization, inequality, changes in climate, economy, demographics, conditions of democracy, and the role of science and knowledge. The research has a broad approach and is based on a variety of knowledge areas. The department has long experience of research and education collaborations in various multi- and transdisciplinary research centers, and this is an experience we take advantage of and develop further.
The department's research is organized into seven education-driven groups and a number of societal challenge-driven groups. The groups form the basis for the department's strategic priorities. Within the framework of this organization, the department strives to build complete research and teaching environments. The groups enable the department to further develop and maintain relevant research for the law program and other legal education, as well as for the academy and for the society.