Laura Carlson is an Associate Professor of Law at Stockholm University School of Law. Her research interests include Swedish and European equality law, labor and employment law, and comparative law. Her books include The Fundamentals of Swedish Law (Studentlitteratur AB, 2009), Swedish Labour and Employment Law: Cases and Materials (Lustu Forlag, 2008)(with Ronnie Eklund and Tore Sigeman), Searching for Equality: Sex Discrimination, Parental Leave and the Swedish Model with Comparisons to EU, UK & US Law (Coronet Books, 2007), and American Business Law: A Civil Law Perspective (Lustu Forlag, 2004). Prior to academia, Carlson clerked for United States Federal Chief Magistrate Franklin L. Noel. She earned a B.A. in History from Carleton College, legal degrees from Stockholm University and Uppsala University in Sweden, and a J.D. cum laude from the University of Minnesota School of Law.