New elective courses at The Faculty of Law
This spring we will offer two new elective courses:" EU and EEA Public Procurement Law" and "Constitution and Politics".
EU and EEA Public Procurement Law
Did you know that public procurement activity accounts for up to 19 % of the GDP of the European Union?
This semester, PhD Candidate Ignacio Herrera Anchustegui and his colleagues will be teaching a course on EU and EEA Public Procurement Law. The course aims to give the students an overview of the EU-EEA public procurement law and its application by covering theoretical and practical aspects of the procurement activity.
Public procurement regulates how contracting entities in the EU/EEA acquires goods and services, and government procurement engages participants from both the public and private sector - either as purchasers or providers. Knowledge of this legal field will therefore be of great practical value.
Each lecture will focus on different topics related to public procurement. Among the topics are the legal framework that regulates this activity, the relation between national and supranational legislations, a description of the players that engage in this activity, and procurement procedures.
You can read more about the course in the course description: JUS285-2-A EU and EEA Public Procurement Law.
Constitution and Politics
An interdisciplinary view on the Norwegian Constitution
This year Norway celebrates the 200th anniversary of our constitution. In this occasion, Professor Karl Harald Søvig and colleagues will be teaching a course that introduces students to Norwegian Constitutional law, its foundations and current challenges. The course is a collaborative course between the Department of Comparative Politics at the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Law, and addresses the topic in an interdisciplinary perspective. This gives the students a great opportunity to meet and work with students from a different academic field – something that rarely happens here at the university.
Among the aims of the course is to give an introduction of the "living" constitution, which includes the role of political parties, the central government apparatus, and the principle of local self-government. The course will provide both historical and contemporary insight to the constitution by discussing constitutional policies and politics focusing on reforms and changes in the relationship in the judicial branch. The students will engage with the main theoretical perspectives to understand the dilemmas involved in securing the rule of law in the welfare state.
You can read more about the course in the course description: JUS286-2-A Constitution and Politics.