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Doktorgrad i juss uib

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.


New course on armed conflict

Law of Armed Conflict, with emphasis on maritime operations, is a new post graduate course, staring up autumn 2021. The course will focus on maritime military operations.

Esmeralda Colombo. Climate litigation.

– International law is a door opener for national climate change cases

“International law is arguably helping domestic courts deal with the exceptionality of climate change in access to justice matters,” says Esmeralda Colombo at The faculty of Law, University of Bergen. She recently delivered her PhD thesis on the subject. Read interview with Colombo here.

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.

New course
bilde av hav og fyrtårn

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...