Faculty of Law

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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.

Norge koronavirus

Norway: Legal Response to Covid-19

Professor Eirik Holmøyvik is lead author together with Benedikte Moltumyr Høgberg and Christoffer Conrad Eriksen from the University in Oslo of the article "Norway: Legal Response to Covid-19" in "The Oxford Compendium of National Legal Responses to Covid-19".

Criminal insanity| Psychosis
Psykose, Utilregnelighet, UiB.

Expanding understanding of the relationship between criminal insanity and psychosis

How and why does psychosis play a role when defining someone as criminally insane and lacking capacity for responsible action? Professor Linda Gröning at The Faculty of Law has been given 12 million NOK from The Research Council of Norway to learn more about the nuances of this question.

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.


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.