Stockholm University - Department of Law - Stockholms Universitet - Juridiska institutionen
English language section of Stockholm University - Department of Law
Type of Higher Education Institution: University
Founded in Sweden in 1907, the Stockholm University - Department of Law had a humble start with just 81 students and 7 professors. Today, the department has the distinction of being the largest legal faculty in the country. The student body population has risen to nearly 4,000 students each year, with over a hundred full time faculty members on board.
The study programs at the Stockholm University - Department of Law are divided into three sections. The law program covers four and a half years of training and results in a Swedish Master of Laws Degree, necessary for those who are planning to become prosecutors or judges. Exchange programs are also held and offer subjects such as European commercial law, marine insurance and international criminal law. There are also four one year Master's programs available. The European Master Programme in Law and Economics is a part of a joint course.
The Stockholm University - Department of Law has a number of research projects underway with special emphasis on subjects like intellectual property law and informatics. A full time course usually extends to four years and currently, there are about 50 doctoral students enrolled at the university. While accommodation is generally available for students, the recent housing scarcity has placed restrictions on the college facilities. As a result, special assistance cannot be provided for postgraduate students.