Faculty of Law

Doktorgrad i juss uib


About the faculty

The Faculty of Law is located in the centre of Bergen, overlooking the Bergen fjord.

At the Faculty of Law we focus on high quality research and teaching within a variety of legal areas. Our international profile is reflected both in research activities and in the substantial number of students which we have the pleasure of welcoming every semester. It is also seen in the number of students from our Faculty travelling abroad.

Elective course
bilde av hav og fyrtårn

New course: The law and the big blue

The future is blue: The sea covers 70 percent of the planet. Two thirds of the whole Norwegian economic activity and benefits are generated in the sea. In the elective course Law of the Sea and its Uses, students will be given a better understanding of the framework in which these activities take...


Do you want to learn more about personal data and GDPR?

Given the digital technologies encroachment into our lives, the right to privacy and the protection of personal data have become crucial to both individuals, communities and businesses. In this course you will aquire a thorough understanding of the rules governing data protection and GDPR.

Researcher to watch
Linda Gröning

A question of accountability

On Friday 22 July 2011, Norway was hit by a terrorist attack that claimed the lives of 77 people. The terrorist attack was not only a national trauma. The case also made apparent that the legal system needs a better understanding of how criminal insanity and mental disorder are related.


Congratulations to Renmin University of China School of Law on its 70th anniversary

UiB's strategic partner Renmin University of China School of Law is celebrating their 70th anniversary by hosting the 3rd International Forum for Law School Deans and Jurists. Here you can watch Dean Søvig's speech at the digital anniversary conference.

Bergen seen from Floien

Science and Society towards the Sustainable Development Goals

We now welcome applications for six parallel courses with cross-cutting keynotes and virtual social events. BSRS 2021 will be a fully digital PhD research school.