The Faculty of Law at the University of Oslo is the oldest and largest educational and research law institution in Norway. The Law School educates students in multiple disciplines, from more traditional areas of law to modern issues in Environmental Law and eCommerce.
Additionally, the Faculty has well established areas of law research in Criminology, Sociology of the Law, and Human Rights and Development as well as housing the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights and the Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law. Exchange students can take classes in areas including human rights law, environmental law, intellectual property law and criminal law.
The official language of study is Norwegian. However, many courses within the faculty of law are taught in English.
Students will receive up to 12 credits towards their law degree. Only the credits and not the grades will transfer per ABA requirements. The acceptance of any credit or grade for any courses taken at the University of Oslo including externships and other clinical offerings is subject to determination by the WCL, Office of the Registrar. WCL students will be enrolled in regularly scheduled courses conducted in English alongside fellow Oslo and exchange program students.
The following list is a selection of courses offered in English during the 2018-2019 academic year. A more complete list of courses offered to exchange students in English is available, though courses are subject to change.
- International Climate Change and Energy Law
- International Commercial Arbitration
- Environmental Law and Economics
- Green Criminology
- Human Rights and Counter-Terrorism
- Dealing with Diversity: Human Rights Approaches to Ethnic Conflict
- Migration Control, Borders and Citizenship
- Torture, Surveillance and Rights
All exchange students at the University of Oslo are guaranteed student housing as long as they apply by the university's stated deadlines. Details on the university's housing guarantee is available on the university's housing page. For more information on life in Oslo and studying at the University of Oslo, visit the exchange student page on their website.
For general questions and concerns please visit the Semester Abroad FAQs page.
All other questions and concerns should be directed to:
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