Faculty of Law

Research at The Faculty of Law

The Faculty of Law has a dynamic and modern research environment with an increasing international representation.

Researchers discussing in a hallway
At the faculty there are many active research groups who are actively participating in national and international networks.
Eivind Senneset

The Faculty has the foremost expertise in the fields of International Human Rights, Climate-, Energy- and Environment Law, EU / EEC Law, Legal History, Welfare State Law, Tort Law, Property Law, Administration Law, International Private Law, Legal Theory and Philosophy of Law. Our research center BECCLE, is one of the world’s leading within the field of Competition- and Market Law.

Fields of expertise

We offer the foremost expertise in the fields of Criminal law and Criminal justice. In addition, many of our senior researchers are devoted to Tort law, Constitutional law, EU and EEC law, Human Rights law, Welfare law, Administrative law, Environnmental law and Legal culture.

Long-term priorities

In the years to come the Faculty will prioritise long-term enhancement of resources for the following specialised areas: Criminal law and Criminal justice, Competition and market law and Law of obligations and property rights.

Central to our pursuits is a focus on law and its interaction with modern legislation and regulation - including the international level. An example of a vibrant research programme is The functionality of the criminal justice system, with special focus on the areas of police law and criminal procedure.

Moreover, our faculty currently coordinates several interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research programmes, including Constitution, welfare state and citizenship, which explores the legal and political interplay between the Constitution and the development of the Norwegian welfare state.