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Do as Swedes do? The Swedish legal system and the world

  • Sprängkullsgatan Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län Sweden (map)

Welcome to a lunch lecture with Filippo Valguarnera on Thursday April 24! It will take place in lecture hall Dragonen, Sprängkullsgatan 19, Gothenburg.

The Swedish legal system has often been discussed with interest in foreign circles. This is due in part to its structural peculiarities, and in part to the respect that its political system and its welfare state has managed to command abroad. The Swedish legal tradition, however, is not static. The last decades have brought about many novelties that have a direct impact on the law: the development from a quite homogenous society to a society characterised by multiculturalism, a diminished trust for the political institutions, and the transition from a strictly neutral foreign policy to the EU-membership. All these factors are bringing about profound changes in the Swedish legal system. We must ask ourselves where these changes are heading and how the perception of the Swedish legal system in the world might change. 

Filippo Valguarnera is a senior lecturer at the Departement of Law at the University of Gothenburg. His main research interests are comparative private law and comparative civil procedure, and he is currently involved in a project on the commons in the frame of the Common Core of European private Law.

Free lunch for the first 30 arrivals and no admission.