The Fundamentals of Swedish Law is an overview of the most important aspects of the law and legal system in Sweden, from the legal institutions to more specific topics such as contract law, tort law and family law. These presentations are not exhaustive. They are meant to give the reader an orientation and general understanding of the Swedish legal system. Laura Carlson, J.D. (School of Law, Stockholm University), Master of Laws (School of Law, Uppsala University), J.D. (School of Law, Minnesota University), B.A. (Carleton College), is a visiting associate professor at the School of Law, Stockholm University and at rebro University. She has authored several books, including American Business Law (2004), Searching for Equality (2007), An Introduction to Swedish Property Law (2008) and has co-authored Swedish Labour and Employment Law (2008).