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Effects of Lawfare: Courts and law as battlegrounds for social change

Course description

Language of instruction

English

Course content

The course offers an introduction to the debates on the potential and limits of law as an instrument of social change, and opportunities to engage with some of the foremost scholars in the field, and international research projects currently seeking better answers to these questions.

Learning outcomes

Full course (10 ECTS):

Upon successful completion of this course the participants should be able to:

  • provide an overview on the debates on the potential and limits of law as an instrument of social change
  • demonstrate a thorough understanding of the accelerating juridification and judicialisation of societies and of politics
  • analyze law as a political field

Partial course (3 ECTS):

Upon successful completion of this course the participants should be able to:

  • provide an overview on the debates on the potential and limits of law as an instrument of social change
  • demonstrate a thorough understanding of the accelerating juridification and judicialisation of societies and of politics

Study period

14 August - 23 August 2019

Credits (ECTS)

The full course yields 10 ECTS (participation, paper abstract, presentation and paper (4-6000 words))

Partial course yields 3 ECTS points (participation, paper abstract and presentation)

Specific terms

Course registration and deadlines

The application deadline is 31 May, 2019.

UiB PhD candidate: Please register here

Or, if you are not a UiB candidate, please register here

Submission of paper by 15 October, 2019

Form of assessment

10 ECTS (full course):

  • Paper (article journal draft, 4-6000 words with an additional reading list of 500 pages, which can be from the elective reading list) submitted by 15. October 2019
  • Participation in the course (80% of seminars)
  • Submission of paper abstract (150-300 words)
  • Presentation of their own work

3 ECTS (partial course):

  • Participation in the course (80% of seminars)
  • Presentation of their own work
  • Submission of paper abstract (150-300 words)

Who may participate

PhD students. Postdoctoral researchers and MA level students will be accepted if space permits.

Addtional information

Programme

See full program attached

Contact

Adrian Kjær (UiB) (Adrian.Kjar@uib.no)

Course Coordinator: Lara Cortes (CMI).

Academic responsibility

Siri Gloppen

Lecturers

Course leaders: Camila Gianella (CMI) and Siri Gloppen (UiB).

Course Coordinator: Lara Cortes (CMI).

Lecturers include: Daniel Brinks (University of Texas at Austin); Jackie Dugard (Wits University); Sudhir Krishnaswamy (APU, Bangalore); Malcolm Langford (University of Oslo); Marta Marchado (FGV Sao Paulo); Ruth Rubio

Marin (Sevilla/EUI); Conrado Hubner Mendes (Univeristy of Sao Paulo); Rachels Sieder (CIESAS); Tina Søreide (NHH); Ingvild Aagedal Skage (UiB); Namita Wahi (CPR, Dehli); and Bruce Wilson (University of Central Florida)

Reading list

Reading list attached

Course location

UiB

Exam information

  • Type of assessment: Paper and participation - full course

  • Type of assessment: Participation and presentation - part 1 (3 ECTS credits)

Study period

14 August - 23 August 2019