You have been admitted to the course Introduction to Swedish Law at Department of Law, Umeå University. In these pages you will find useful information about the course. If you are not planning on attending the course, please decline the course at Universityadmissions.se or antagning.se. If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact us. You will find our contact information at the end of this letter. Welcome to the course, we hope that you will enjoy your period of studies here in Umeå!
In order to start your studies at the course, you need to register for the course on the Student Website between the 10th of Janaury and the 18th of January. Otherwise you risk losing your place (seat) at the course. You also need to be registered to be able to follow the course and to get your results recorded during the course.
Course introduction takes place on Monday January 17th, 2022, at 13:15-14:00 in hörsal G (Humanities Building).
This course gives an introduction to Swedish law. The first part presents the legislative process and the legal institutions including the EU legal system. It also introduces the different sources of law and the legal methods, thus giving a general idea of the Swedish legal system. The second part focuses on a few, central fields of law. This latter part aims at deepening the understanding of the first part, as well as presenting some central notions of the chosen fields of substantial law.
What will you learn? You will get a general overview of the Swedish legal system with emphasis on the sources of law and legal methods. A few areas of material law will be presented mainly as examples of the construction of both private and public law. The private law will be covered more extensively. Some comparisons will be done with the legal system of other countries.
Activities As the schedule will show, teaching is conducted through lectures and seminars. Attendance on seminars is mandatory! Much of the learning will be taking place working with the seminars, which requires you to take a great deal of responsibility in the learning process and that is not limited to the actual seminar itself. Thorough preparations are necessary in order to understand the discussions during the seminars. At the start of the course you will be divided into working groups of about 4-5 students. In these groups you will together before the seminars prepare the tasks which are to be dealt with later on.
Examination The grade of the course is entirely determined through a written exam at the end of the course. To the examination you are allowed to bring the course literature, the EC and EU Treaties and the translated Swedish Law, that will be will be distributed by the Department of Law (through Canvas).
Questions? Jennifer Edlund is academically responsible for the course. If you have any problems or questions of academic nature, you can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Har du inte pluggat hos oss tidigare så kan det vara mycket att komma in i och hålla reda på. Välkommen till våra digitala föreläsningar 10-13 januari då vi guidar dig genom studiestarten. Föreläsningarna är ca en timme lång och ges i Zoom. Vad vill du veta mer om?
Under din studietid har du gratis tillgång till hela Microsoft Office 365. I Office 365 ingår bland annat Teams, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Whiteboard Forms, din studentmejl och en mängd andra tjänster. Allt för att underlätta studierna och ditt samarbete med andra studenter. För att få tillgång till Office behöver du först aktivera ditt Umu-id.
Infocenter hjälper dig med det du kan behöva för att ta dig genom de första veckorna som ny student. Här kan du till exempel få hjälp med ditt Umu-id, att hitta rätt i lokaler eller träffa en studievägledare. Och skulle de inte ha ett svar direkt, så vet de var och hur de vägleder dig vidare. Infocenter håller till i huset Universum, mitt på Campus Umeå.