Research at The Faculty of Law

The faculty has active research environments within several different areas of Law. 

The Arctic areas are central in our research and we have a special focus on Saami- and Indigenous Peoples' Law, Environmental Law and the Law of the Sea. Norwegian Center for the Law of the Sea (NCLOS), one of the world's leading research centers on the Law of the Sea, is a part of our faculty. 


The faculty is leading also within research on Constitutional Law, Administrative Law and Children's Rights. 

Published research results are published in the portal Cristin. 

The Faculty of Law publishes the Level 2 journal Arctic Review on Law and Politics (Open Access)

Some of our research projects

A-LEX: Regulating Arctic Shipping: Political, legal, technological and environmental challenges The prospect of regular international shipping through Arctic waters is probably the most topical issue at the moment. The retreat of the sea ice provides for shorter routes between Europe and Asia and for transport of resources etc to/from the region.
Arctic Shipping through Challenging Waters The primary objective of the project is to examine the legal framework for international shipping through Arctic waters, in particular the Barents Sea and the Northern Sea Route.
Our research projects

We have 8 research projects at our unit:
Our expert list
We have experts within a large range of subjects