Studies at the Faculty of Law

The Faculty of Law offers university degrees in all three academic levels: undergraduate, master and postgraduate.

International students have the possibility to pursue Master of International and Comparative Law, Licentiate in Laws (LL.Lic.) and Doctor of Laws degree (LL.D.) in English.

Incoming exchange students are provided with various courses from different legal fields such as Commercial Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Environmental Law, EU Law, Civil Law, Property Law, Labour Law, Legal Informatics, Legal Cultures and Legal Languages, Private International Law and Comparative Law, Procedural Law, Public International Law, Sociology of Law, Tax Law, Administrative Law, Arctic Law and Governance which are also available for degree students.

Students are encouraged to deepen their knowledge in the disciplines of Environmental Law, European Union Law and Arctic Law and Governance as the ones highly promoted by the University of Lapland.

Environmental law lies at the heart of sustainable development especially in the Arctic and the North in general whereas EU Law has a far-reaching impact on every member state, therefore a growing demand for legal expertise in this field is prominent.

Arctic Law and Governance deals with key areas such as climate change, ocean governance and the rights of indigenous people and is one of the main fields of specialization of the University of Lapland.