The Faculty of Law
The Faculty of Law was founded in 1987. Its popularity resulted in restricted admission from 1990. The Faculty is authorized to grant the following degrees: Master in Law, Master of Laws in Law of the Sea and PhD in Law.
The Master's degree qualifies for employment as a lawyer in public and private sectors.
The law education is based on Norwegian law and will generally contain moderate elements of comparative or international (public or private) law. Normally, the education will not in itself provide qualification for international activities. For this reason, The Faculty of Law encourages students to take parts of their studies abroad.
The total duration of the Law Program is 5 years of full-time studies, inducing the half f year compulsory introductory course in the history of philosophy, theory of science, and legal history (Examen Philosophicum and Examen Facultatum). The Program also includes a legal practice period with a written report and Master's Thesis.
The Master in Law program has five separate units with examination in each part. A successful examination pass in one unit is a prerequisite for admission to the following part the law program.