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Transnational Law and Institutions, 15 hp

Engelskt namn: Transnational Law and Institutions

Denna kursplan gäller: 2017-08-28 och tillsvidare

Kurskod: 2JU171

Högskolepoäng: 15

Utbildningsnivå: Avancerad nivå

Huvudområden och successiv fördjupning: Rättsvetenskap: Avancerad nivå, har endast kurs/er på grundnivå som förkunskapskrav

Betygsskala: För denna kurs ges betygen VG Väl godkänd, G Godkänd, U Underkänd

Ansvarig institution: Juridiska institutionen

Beslutad av: Prefekten, 2017-06-07


The course introduces students to law beyond the nation state. This consists particularly of three parts: (i) the interaction between national legal systems, including comparative law, (ii) supranational and private legal orders, including the European Union and (iii) bilateral and multilateral cooperations. The course will introduce students to theory and method, as well as substantive and procedural law.

Förväntade studieresultat

Förväntade studieresultat
After completing the course the students shall:
- exhibit a basic knowledge of the principal legal systems of the world,
- exhibit a basic knowledge of the law and institutions of the European Union,
- exhibit a basic knowledge of public international law,  
- exhibit advanced knowledge of the interaction of legal systems and private legal orders,
- demonstrate an advanced ability to analyse and discuss, orally and in writing, transnational legal issues


A minimum of 90 university credits in a social sciences field, including an individual essay carrying at least 15 university credits, or 120 university credits from the Law Programme, or equivalent qualifications. 
Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A (IELTS (Academic) with a minimum overall score of 5.5 and no individual score below 5.0. TOEFL PBT (Paper-based Test) with a minimum total score of 530 and a minimum TWE score of 4. TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) with a minimum total score of 72 and a minimum score of 17 on the Writing Section).

Undervisningens upplägg

Undervisningens upplägg   

The teaching will consist of lectures and seminars, as well as self-studies. As part of the writing of the individual paper (essay) supervision will be offered. Participating students are required to carefully study all distributed texts and cases before each seminar. Further instructions on the requirements for each seminar will be handed out as the course proceeds. All teaching and literature will be in the English language. A student who has been accepted and registered for the course has the right to teaching and guidance only during the term/academic year when he/she was accepted and registered.


Examination takes place through fulfilment of two parts, partly the compulsory course elements specified in component 1 below, partly writing, presenting and defending an individual paper as specified in component 2 below.

Component 1
Active participation during compulsory seminars.
Component 2
Fulfilment of an individual paper (essay), including writing, presenting and defending the paper.

A passing grade on the activities under components 1-2 above are required to receive a passing grade for the course as a whole. For component 1 the grades Fail (U) or Pass (G) can be awarded. For component 2 the grades awarded are Fail (U), Pass (G) and Pass with distinction (VG).

On the entire course, the grades given are Fail (U), Pass (G) and Pass with Distinction (VG). The grade for the course as a whole is based on the result of component 2 and awarded after the completion of all compulsory course elements.

The appointed examiner may decide to use other forms of examination if required by particular circumstances. A student who has not received a passing grade on a test will be afforded an opportunity for re-examination. A student who has passed examination may not be re-examined. A student who has taken two tests for a course or segment of a course, without passing, has the right to have another examiner appointed, unless special reasons exist. A written request for change of examiner is submitted to the Director of Undergraduate Education.
Students who have participated in but failed a test, including essays, seminars, written and oral assignments et cetera, but not including the final written, take home or oral test of the course, have the right to do a make–up assignment in order to reach the grade Pass (but not higher grades). The student may still achieve a higher grade than Pass on the course overall, if all requirements for the grade in question are fulfilled. The make-up assignment must be completed no later than two months after the student learned of the failed grade and using the same form of examination.

Students have the right to apply to have a previous education or experience evaluated for transfer of credits. For more information, see: www.umu.se/utbildning/antagning/tillgodoraknande/

Övriga föreskrifter

The course literature list is available online. Please see the course’s website


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