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Regulations for the study board at the Faculty of Law, University of Tromsø

The Regulations for the Study board were approved by the board of the Faculty of Law at the University of Tromsø on 25.06.2007 (case JF 47-07) on the basis of “Instructions for leaders and boards at the University of Tromsø” from 19.05.2005 (case S 28-05), last amanded 27.5.2009 (case IS 4-09). Last amanded by the board of the Faculty of Law on 07.12.2018 (case FS 44/18) on the basis of “Instructions for Faculty boards” from 28.11.2008.

1. Composition

The study board (SU) shall have this composition:

  • Three members of the academic staff. Vice Dean of Education is the leader of the study board. The two other members are appointed among the academic leaders for each study year and the leader for the LL.M-program in Law of the Sea. The Study board may choose a deputy leader among their members.
  • Two students, where one should be on the fourth or fifth study year.

The board of the Faculty of Law appoint the members of the study board for two years at a time. The students are appointed for one year.

2. Responsibility and competence

2.1 General

The study board is the programme board for the masterprogramme in Norwegian law, the L.LM programme in Law of The Sea and NOMPEL. The study board shall coordinate, advice and report on all programmes.

The study board shall:

  • take care of the entirety of the study programme and make sure that it represents both academic width and academic specialization 
  • provide the board of the Faculty of law with proposals to changes to the programme descriptions, regulations etc. where the faculty board has competence to decide the matter
  • make sure that both the social and the academic interests of the students are being safeguarded, and seek to achieve a best possible learning environment
  • undertake pedagogic development through the hosting of pedagogic forums and by the use of other activities

The study board prepare a yearly report on the study programmes, which is forwarded to the Faculty for inclusion in the report of the activities at the Faculty. The study board report shall include suggestions for the improvements of quality of study for the next academic year, in accordance with the requirements of the UiT system for quality ensurement. Should the study board notice signs of inadequate safeguarding of the students or reduced quality on the programmes, it must notify the faculty board.

2.2 The study board has decision competence to decide in the following cases:

  • subject descriptions and curriculum
  • appointment of examination boards  
  • study quality and learning environment
  • mandatory practice, for example applications for where to attend the practice, alternative periods for the practice, approval of  professional practice as equivalent for mandatory practice
  • questions regarding exams, for example cases raising fundamental issues regarding exemption from exams, applications for dispensation from the requirements for exam enrollment, including the three try rule
  • recognition of education from other educational institutions
  • where decision competence has been delegated from the Faculty board
  • where such follows from the regulations and guidelines

2.3 The study board may issue a statement of its view in the following cases:

  • changes in the regulations (including examination requirements and admission to the programmes)
  • questions regarding admission to the study programmes
  • questions regarding teaching and exams where the competence to decide the matter is not held by the study board  
  • other issues that are submitted to the study board

3. Meeting arrangements

The study board decide and issue statements in meetings. The leader of the study board, or the deputy leader in the leader’s absence, may decide and issue statements on behalf of the study board in less important cases that do not raise fundamental issues. These delegations may also be used in cases that cannot wait until the next meeting without significant disadvantage to the Faculty. In relations to the latter situation, the case shall as far as possible be discussed with at least one of the student representatives before the decision is made or the statement is given.

The Rules of Procedure at the University of Tromsø apply. 

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