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Congratulations! It is with great pleasure to inform that you have been admitted to the course Rule of Law, Constitutionalism and Fundamental Principles at Umeå University. On this page you will find important information that will be useful, so please read it carefully. If you have any questions, you can use the contact form below. We wish you a warm welcome and hope that you will enjoy your period of studies here in Umeå.
The university has decided out of an abundance of caution to remain with online teaching for the beginning of the fall semester up until 29th of September for most students. Therefore, the course will begin with registration and an introductory lecture online on Monday, August 30th at 13.15 on Zoom. It is important that you attend the registration in order to keep your place on the course. Please contact course administrator email@example.com if you are unable to attend.Fäll ihop
The content of the course is primarily taught through lectures and seminars. As we will approach a complex field of law from both a national, regional and international perspective, the materials and approaches used will differ. This is reflected in the design of the teaching. While some topics may be introduced through lectures, the course includes a large number of 'discussion seminars' where we will jointly explore some of the most challenging issues. To be able to effectively discuss these vast and complex issues you will need to prepare by reading and considering the most up-to-date sources in the field. To support your learning and help you prepare you will be assigned to a group of students that can prepare for the seminars together. These discussions form an important part of the course, making it vital that you have prepared for the seminars in advance by reading the necessary materials and discussed them with your group.
There are a number of databases that will help you find materials necessary for the seminars. These will be further introduced once the course starts but you may want to acquaint yourselves with them if you are not already familiar with them:
www.hudoc.echr.coe.int – HUDOC: This is the case-law database of the European Court of Human Rights.
www.eurlex.europa.eu – EurLex: Here you will find both legislation and case-law from the institutions of the European Union.
The course will explore constitutional and rule of law issues using examples from many different jurisdictions around the world, but many examples and discussions will include the European context. As such, some familiarity with the European legal order (EU and European Convention law) is helpful. For students unfamiliar with this legal context, voluntary introductory lectures will be offered to familiarise you with concepts and functions we will refer to later on in the course.
Information due to covid restrictions
Lectures and seminars up until the 29th of September will be either held live on Zoom or made available as recorded lectures. Information and links to access these classes will be available through the Canvas learning platform that you will gain access to once you have been registered on the course. Our ambition is to resume classroom teaching in some form as soon as government restrictions and university rules allow. This means you will need to at least be prepared to return to campus and be present in Umeå for the mandatory course activities that follow after the 29th of September. More information about course activities after that date will be given at the course introduction in august.Fäll ihop
In addition to the textbook, The Constitution of Freedom – An Introduction to Legal Constitutionalism, by András Sajó and Renáta Uitz (Oxford University Press, 2017), which you will be expected to acquire in advance of the start of the course, you will also be expected to read additional materials such as articles and case law, this material will sometimes be provided to you in advance of the seminars but you will also in many cases be expected to identify and read further relevant material made available to you through various databases. The course book will also be available as an e-book through the university library once you have been registered to the course.
The primary mode of examination on the course is an individual paper. To help you prepare for this writing task, there are a number of books on academic writing that may help you. A good place to start is Eugene Volokh's 'Academic Legal Writing', which is now in it's 5th edition (Foundation Press 2016). It is somewhat American in the approach to writing but contains good advice on how to find topics, structure arguments and present your findings. You can also find valuable information about academic writing on the website http://writingguide.se which is published by Swedish university libraries. Further and more course-specific advice on academic writing will be given during the course.Fäll ihop
During the course you will find everything you need regarding the course on a learning platform. You need to activate your Umu-id in order to log in there. More information about that can be found under "Activate your user account".Fäll ihop
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Digitala studiestartsföreläsningar 10-13 januari
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?
Tillgång till hela Microsoft Office 365
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.Fäll ihop
Om något krånglar finns Infocenter
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.Fäll ihop