The faculty in brief
The Faculty of Law is a leader in the legal research and education that is in demand and used at all levels of society. With a clear national and international profile, the faculty explores complex legal issues. The professional law programme, one of Sweden´s most sought-after programmes, provides students with a broad knowledge base and trains them to independently, logically and methodically handle complex problems.
The Faculty of Law is one of Lund University's four original faculties, dating back to 1666. For more than 350 years, we have developed legal knowledge – through research, education and collaboration with the surrounding society – that is useful in all parts of society.
The faculty offers an attractive range of courses and programmes with a high number of applicants, a strong connection to research and an international character. In addition to the professional law programme, the faculty offers specialised master's programmes in European Business Law and International Human Rights Law, as well as freestanding courses and commissioned education. The faculty's continuing professional development for teachers, which makes it possible for upper secondary school teachers to become certified to teach in law, is unique in the country.
The faculty's researchers and teachers are deeply committed to society's most burning issues. With an interdisciplinary and interdisciplinary approach, they tackle major challenges in areas such as the rule of law, digitalisation, sustainable development, the environment, health, human rights and migration.
The faculty collaborates in various ways with the surrounding community. Researchers and teachers actively engage in social issues and legal practice by collaborating with a range of external actors, including ministries, government agencies, courts, law firms, business and civil society. The researchers are part of expert networks at national, European and international level and regularly contribute to government investigations. They regularly participate in the legislative process through assignments in government inquiries and consultation statements on legislative proposals. Each year, the faculty responds to about 40 referrals.