Faculty of Law

Information about the Faculty of Law

The Faculty is one of the leading Law schools in the Nordic countries, and has strong expertise across different legal disciplines.

Main entrance of the Faculty of Law.
The Faculty of Law is located close to the centre of Bergen, Norway.
Eivind Senneset, UiB

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The UiB Faculty of Law is located at the charming university campus hill, with a panoramic view of the city and the fjord. The Faculty consists of three connected buildings with modern teaching and research facilities. 

The UiB Faculty of Law emphasizes high-quality research and teaching. The recent external evaluation of legal science in Norway (JUREVAL) places UiB in the top tier with regards to quality and impact. The evaluation shows that the faculty has succeeded in building leading research environments in thematic areas, while at the same time strengthen basic research within traditional law disciplines. 

The Faculty has an international profile, reflected in both research and teaching activities. We welcome around 300 exchange students to Bergen and offer 45 courses in English every year. In recent years, we have also seen an increase in the number of international visiting scholars, international employees and academic events with international guests.

Facts about the Faculty:

  • Is one of seven faculties at the University of Bergen.
  • Has about 2500 students and 130 employees.
  • Has 14 research groups, 4 centers and several large research projects.
  • Started legal education in 1969 and achieved status as a faculty in 1980.
  • The master's in law is one of the three most popular degree programmes in Norway.