Lawyers

Last updated: 27 6 2019

​​​The legal profession is regulated in Sweden. This means that an advocate/jurist with foreign degree, who wishes to work on the same basis as someone with a Swedish degree, must obtain such a qualification.

For certain professional categories such as judges, lawyers and prosecutors a Swedish law degree is a requirement. The degree of Master of Laws in Sweden is equivalent to four and a half years' full-time study.

Supplementary education and training

For foreign law graduates who wish to undertake supplementary education there are three alternatives.

Swedish Degree of Master of Laws

For the Swedish degree of Master of Laws it is necessary to apply to one of the law courses in Sweden. At present, law courses are offered at six universities in Sweden. These are Stockholm University, University of Gothenburg, Uppsala University, Lund University, Umeå University as well as Örebro University. If one is accepted on the programme one may then request that the foreign education is taken into account.

Supplementary education and training

Supplementary education is provided at higher education institutions in Sweden. They qualify for financial aid and last for 1-2 years.