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Law and Society 15 credits

Rätten och samhället, Rättsvetenskap
Second cycle, J7002N
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
Subject group (SCB)
Law and Legal Studies
Main field of study

Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree of 180 credits in jurisprudence/law.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
The aim of the course is to assist the student to extend his or her knowledge concerning diverse views of law, for instance methods pertaining to legal sociology, law and economics and comparative law. As an overarching goal, the student is trained to develop his or her ability to perform qualified legal analyses with a critical legal mind. After the course the student shall be able to analyse and argue, both orally and in written form, for different legal solutions with respect to different views and methods (in comparison to traditional and dogmatic legal methods).

During the course alternative ways to address legal issues are illuminated. This also includes different practical situations where analyses of this kind are helpful, for instance submitting of comments on legislative proposals. Several lecturers take part in the course.

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
The course includes lectures and seminars. Both oral and written assignments are part of the course, plus some minor group work.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
The different sections of the course are examined through active contribution in seminars and through written assignments (reports). At each seminar the student must be well prepared and prove that he or she is able to analyse alternative legal solutions and argue for them. In the marking of written assignments the student’s capability of critical analysis and the skill to present difficult legal issues in writing are valued. Here the student’s linguistic skill and ability to structure the content is of great importance.

Regarding the final mark of the course, in assessing the mark the focal point lies on the result from written assignments.

Students must register for the courses themselves or contact ETKS educational administration, not later than three days after the quarter commences. Failure to do so can result in the place being lost. This rule also applies to students with a guaranteed place.

Transition terms
The course J7002N is equal to IER364 The course replace IER338

Maria Pettersson

Transition terms
The course J7002N is equal to IER364

Literature. Valid from Spring 2019 Sp 3
Scientific articles, Case Law, Legal Acts, Conventions and other electronic material.

Reference literature
Nääv, M. och Zamboni, M. ”Juridisk metodlära”, Studentlitteratur
Modéer, K-Å "Juristernas nära förflutna: rättskulturer i förändring"
Hydén, H. ”Rättssociologi som rättsvetenskap”, Studentlitteratur
North, Douglass “Institutions, Institutional Change and Economic Performance”

Course offered by
Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001AssignmentU G VG *7.50MandatoryA07
0003SeminarU G#7.50MandatoryA08

Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.

Syllabus established
by 28 Feb 2007

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts 17 Feb 2021