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Nordic Legal Research Group on Family law
Nordic Legal Research Group

Coordinated by: Sarah Ikast Kristoffersen and Rasmus Engelsted Jonasen.

Countries involved: Denmark, Finland, Norway,  Sweden.

Published: February 2020

Length: 176 pages

Read the Report
The Nordic Legal Research Group is a project on the initiative of four Nordic groups of ELSA in which 11 students gathered throughout 2019 to author this collective report. It provides comprehensive insight into the legal situation of unmarried cohabitees in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, starting with general depictions of the legal structure in each country and concluding with suggestions for improvement of the law. 

While written purely by students, the report is a product of close cooperation with three university professors as well as three doctoral candidates specialised within Nordic family law. In particular, the research framework has been developed by esteemed family law professor Ingrid Lund-Andersen while a further group of academics have supervised the process. She pronounces it “an impressive research work prepared by students in their spare time [which] can be useful for legal practitioners, academics at universities as well as for politicians and lawmakers.”