Swedish Law in Context (SWELC-E)

Course description

Welcome to the Law Faculty at Stockholm University and the course Swedish Law In Context!

The director of the course is Professor Mårten Schultz.

The course is administered by amanuensis Mrs Linnea von Gegerfelt who can be found in room C798, on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 1-3 p.m.

This course is intended to give Erasmus students, and other exchange students on bilateral agreements with the Department, an overview of the Swedish legal system before they proceed with their studies onto various special courses. The course is divided into four major areas: Sources and Parlamentarism, Conflict Solving, Social Dimension and Commercial and Consumer Transactions. Four field trips relating to these topic areas have been included in the course in order to give the students an opportunity to have a closer look at the different work places suitable for a Swedish lawyer. Participation in 80% of the seminars, lectures and study trips is mandatory.

Some of the teachers will distribute reading material to be read by the students.

Please check "Announcements" daily in case of any changes in the schedule or other important news.

The course ends with a written examination. The questions are given in English and must be answered in English.

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Course title:
Swedish Law in Context
Semester: Autumn term 2019
Study period: 1
Rate of studies: 100%
Credits: 15.0
Language of instruction: English


Course contact:
Course coordinator:
Teaching assistant:
Linnéa Gegerfelt von
Course manager:
Mårten Schultz


Herzfeld Olsson Petra
Schultz Mårten
Seyad Sideek Mohamed
Skarpsvärd Marcus
Adam Croon
Cornel Marian
Pamela Storr
William McKechnie