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Jon Thorvald Johnsen

Professor emeritus
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Norwegian
Phone +47 22859424
Mobile phone +47 41471847
Fax -47 22859420
Room 228
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Visiting address Institutt for offentlig rett Vestbygningen Karl Johansgate 47 Oslo
Postal address Department of Public Law POBOX 6706 St. Olavs plass 0130 Oslo Norway

Background and positions
Jon T. Johnsen was born in 1942. He holds a law degree (cand. jur.) from 1969 and a PhD in law (dr. juris) from 1986, both at the University of Oslo. He has worked as research assistant at the Department of Public and International Law, deputy judge at the city court of Tromsø, research fellow at the University of Tromsø and researcher at the Institute for Sociology of law at the University of Oslo, on a legal aid project commissioned by Norwegian Ministry of Justice. Between 1978 and 1990 he held a position as an assistant and then associate professor at the Institute for Sociology of Law and supervised Juss-Buss – a student legal aid clinic. In 1990 he became professor at the Department of Public Law and has taught criminal procedure and criminal justice, lawyers’ law and clinical subjects.

Between 1990 and 1993 he also held a part time professorship at the Institute for Law at Tromsø University teaching sociology of law. He visited University of California, Los Angeles in 1989-90, University of California, Berkeley in 1995-96, The Law Faculty at Copenhagen University in 2002 and 2009 and was invited as IUEU Distinguished Research Fellow at Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia in 2008.

Research
Johnsen’s main research fields are sociology of law, legal aid and criminal procedure and interdisciplinary issues. He has participated in international research projects on legal aid and the legal profession. Developing the student legal aid clinics at the Law Faculty in Oslo and later at the University of Tromsø has been important to him. He has drafted public reports for The Ministry of Justice on legal aid and criminal justice.

Other commissions
Johnsen has been head of the Institute of Sociology of Law, vice dean (1992-94) and dean (2004-2007) of the Faculty of Law. He has been member and leader of commissions that reformed the law study in Oslo during the 1990ies. Since 2003 he is an expert member of the European Commission on the Efficiency of Justice under the Council of Europe. He was hired as an independent expert by the Ministry of Justice with the task to supervise the implementation of a governmental policy report on major reforms in Norwegian legal aid from 2007-2010. In 2010  he evaluated the new Croatian legal aid act together with two other inddpenedent experts on the commission of the Croatian Human Rights Institute.  Head of the complaint board at The Norwegian University of Life Science 2012-2013.

 

Tags: Legal Aid, Criminal Justice, Sociology of Law

Publications

  • Johnsen, Jon T. (2013). Rad na pravnim reformama u studentskim klinikama. Iskustvo Juss-Bussa . Zagreb Law Review. Journal of Postgraduate Studies og Faculty of Law, University of ZaGREB.  ISSN 1848-6118.  2(1), s 127- 139
  • Johnsen, Jon T. (2012). Internasjonale perspektiver på levering av fri rettshjelp, I:  Pro Natura : Festskrift til Hans Christian Bugge på 70-årsdagen 2012.  Universitetsforlaget.  ISBN 978-82-15-01953-6.  Artikkel.  s 268 - 292
  • Johnsen, Jon T. (2012). The European Commission For The Efficiency Of Justice (CEPEJ. Reforming European Justice Systems - "Mission Impossible?" . International Journal for Court Administration.  ISSN 2156-7964.  s 1- 19
  • Johnsen, Jon T. (2011). How do the Private Professions in Finland and Norway Impact on Legal Aid Delivery?, In A. Uzelac & C.H. van Rhee (ed.),  The Landscape of the Legal Professions in Europe and the USA: Continuity and Change (Ius Commune Europaeum).  Intersentia.  ISBN 978-17-8068-014-9.  Kapittel.
  • Johnsen, Jon T. (2010). Enforcement of Civil Claims in Criminal Litigation: The Norwegian Example, In C.H. van Rhee & A. Uzelac (ed.),  Enforcement and Enforceability Tradition and Reform.  Intersentia.  ISBN 978-94-000-0073-5.  Kapittel.  s 313 - 326
  • Johnsen, Jon T. (2010). Kritisk juss i arbeidet mitt som rettsforsker, I: Kjell Åke Modeer & Martin Sunnqvist (red.),  1968 och därefter. De kritiska rättsteoriernas betydelse för nordisk rättsvetenskap.  Museum Tusculanums Forlag.  ISBN 978-87-635-3243-3.  Kap 13.  s 201 - 225
  • Johnsen, Jon T. (2009). Drar de norske rettshjelpsreformene tilstrekkelig nytte av lærdommene fra Finland og England?. Kritisk juss.  ISSN 0804-7375.  35(2), s 157- 195
  • Johnsen, Jon T. (2009). Vulnerable Groups at the Legal Services Market, In Alan Uzelac & C.H. van Rhee (ed.),  Access to Justice and the Judicary.Towards New European Standards of Affordability, Quality and Efficiency of Civil Adjudication.  Intersentia.  ISBN 978-90-5095-925-4.  Kap 2.  s 31 - 44
  • Johnsen, Jon T. & Regan, Francis (2008). How to Use an International ´Best Policy´Model in the Analysis and Improvment of Finnish Legal Aid , In C.H. van Rhee & Alan Uzelac (ed.),  Civil Justice between Efficiency and Quality: From Ius Commune to the CEPEJ.  Intersentia.  ISBN 978-905095-802-8.  Del III.  s 151 - 188
  • Johnsen, Jon T. (2007). Feilkilder ved ekspertbevis. Hvordan kan de påvirke utfallet av straffesaker?, I: Ståle Eskeland & Per Brandtzæg (red.),  Rettsmedisinsk sakkyndighet i fortid, nåtid og fremtid: mot et paradigmeskifte ved vurdering av rettsmedisinsk sakkyndighet i straffesaker.  Cappelen Damm Akademisk.  ISBN 978-82-02-27447-4.  Kapittel II.  s 16 - 27
  • Johnsen, Jon T. (2007). Human Rights in the Development of Legal Aid in Europe. The Policy Work on legal Aid in the Council of Europe and its Commission on the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ), In A. Uzelac & C. H. van Rhee (ed.),  Public and Private Justice. Dispute Resolution in Modern Societies.  Intersentia.  ISBN 978-90-5095-683-3.  Kapittel.  s 131 - 152
  • Johnsen, Jon T. & Regan, Francis (2007). Are Finland's Recent Legal Sevices Policy Reforms Swimming against the Tide of International Reforms?. Civil Justice Quarterly.  ISSN 0261-9261.  26, s 341- 357
  • Johnsen, Jon T. (2006). How has the complexity of the law and the market for legal expertise impacted on the development of legal aid in Norway?. International journal of the legal profession.  ISSN 0969-5958.  13(1), s 19- 39 . doi: 10.1080/09695950600799453
  • Johnsen, Jon T. (2006). Hva ble Norge dømt for i Strasbourg?. Tidsskrift for rettsvitenskap.  ISSN 0040-7143.  119(1), s 1- 70
  • Johnsen, Jon T. (2004). Anmeldelse av Knut Papendorf Advokatens århundre? Globaliseringen og dens følger for advokatmarkedet. Makt- og demokratiutredningen 1998-2003. Rapportserien nr 47. Unipub forlag 199 s +vedlegg.. Lov og rett: Norsk juridisk tidsskrift.  ISSN 0024-6980.  (1-2), s 112- 117
  • Johnsen, Jon T. (2003). Forsvarsadvokatenes rolle i gjennomføringen og utviklingen av Den europeiske menneskerettskonvensjon. Tidsskrift for strafferett.  ISSN 1502-685X.  (4), s 440- 451
  • Johnsen, Jon T. (2003). Upartisk straffeforfølgning - ramme for fornærmedes rettigheter i straffesaker?. Tidsskrift for strafferett.  ISSN 1502-685X.  (3), s 141- 165
  • Johnsen, Jon T. (2002). Menneskerettsvernet i straffeprosessen. Er det behov for en mer aktiv lovgiver?. Lov og rett: Norsk juridisk tidsskrift.  ISSN 0024-6980.  (9-10), s 585- 605
  • Johnsen, Jon T. (2001). Bør retten kunne ilegge en tiltalt erstatning selv om den frikjenner ham for straff?. Tidsskrift for strafferett.  ISSN 1502-685X.  (2), s 98- 101
  • Johnsen, Jon T. (2001). Er NOU 2000:33 en utredning med forhåndsbestilt konklusjon?. Kritisk juss.  ISSN 0804-7375.  s 313- 318
  • Johnsen, Jon T. (2001). Vitenskapelighet, praktikerinnsikt og reform - Synspunkter på Anne Robberstads avhandling Mellom tvekamp og inkvisisjon. Tidsskrift for rettsvitenskap.  ISSN 0040-7143.  (3), s 464- 532
  • Johnsen, Jon T. (1999). Journalistiske og vitenskapelige tilnærminger til straffesaker. Svar til Johs. Andenæs¿. Kritisk juss.  ISSN 0804-7375.  nr 2, s 163- 168
  • Johnsen, Jon T. (1999). Progressive Legal Services in Norway?. International journal of the legal profession.  ISSN 0969-5958.  6(3), s 261- 310
  • Johnsen, Jon T. (1999). Studies of Legal Needs and Legal Aid in a Market Context., In F. Regan; A. A. Paterson; T. Goriely & D. Fleming (ed.),  The Transformaion of Legal Aid. Comparative and Historical Studies..  Oxford University Press Oxford.  ISBN 0-19-826589-1.  Kap 9.  s 205 - 232
  • Johnsen, Jon T. (1992). Rural Justice: Country Lawyers and Legal Services in the United States and Britain. Law and Social Enquiry.  ISSN 0897-6546.  17(3), s 415- 436
  • Johnsen, Jon T. (2003). Juss-Buss - et fagkritisk eksperiment. Idégrunnlag, arbeidsprinsipper og erfaringer. Veiledning for medarbeidere i Juss-Buss. Juss-Buss, Institutt for kriminologi og rettssosiologi.  ISBN 82-991567-8-5.  139 s.
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