The University of Bergen is a young, modern university. Most of its premises are concentrated in the heart of the city of Bergen. The University of Bergen is Norway's urban university located on the west coast, intricately woven into the geographical, historical and cultural framework of the city.
The University of Bergen Faculty of Law is located in the center of Bergen, overlooking the Bergen fjord. The Faculty of Law focuses on high quality research and teaching within a variety of legal areas, with a specific expertise in Criminal Law and Criminal Justice and Commercial Law. The international profile is reflected both in research activities and in the substantial number of students which attend every semester. The Bergen Faculty of Law offers courses in English in a variety of areas, including: human rights; energy law; company law; and commercial law.
Courses within the Bergen Faculty of Law are taught in English for exchange students; however, the official language of study is Norwegian. Students may decide to take courses in Norwegian, but proof of language proficiency is required.
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 Bergen, including externships and other clinical offerings, is subject to determination by the AUWCL, Office of the Registrar. Students will be enrolled in regularly scheduled courses conducted in English alongside fellow Bergen and exchange program students. The following is a sample of courses offered in English. A more complete list of courses is available on the Bergen Faculty of Law website.