Research – Faculty of Law

Research – Faculty of Law


The Faculty of Law will be a visible and key contributor to the advancement of the rule of law and legal competence in society. The faculty will be a hub for legal knowledge, with a comprehensive professional network at the regional, national and international level.  

  • Through research, education and dissemination, the faculty will develop and share legal knowledge of high international quality and with special focus on the High North.  
  • The faculty will contribute to fulfilling UiT The Arctic University of Norway’s strategy Developing the High North.  
  • The faculty will ensure that legal research contributes to value creation and sustainable development in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

Areas of priority 

The Faculty will be at the international forefront in the Law of the Sea, Environmental Law, Sami and Indigenous Peoples’ Law and educational quality. 

The faculty’s research activities are mainly organised in six research groups; Sami- and indigenous peoples lawChild lawConstitutional law (only in Norwegian)Administrative law (only in Norwegian)Law on Property rights (only in Norwegian) and Crime Control and Security law. It is also home to the Norwegian Centre for the Law of the Sea (NCLOS), a world leading research environment on the Law of the Sea.  

The faculty publishes the Arctic Review, an interdisciplinary journal that publishes articles in law and politics, related to resource issues, administration, indigenous peoples’ and the environment in the Arctic.

We have 10 projects at our unit:
We have experts within a large range of subjects