About the Faculty of Law

The Faculty of Law in Oslo is the oldest and largest educational and research institution within the field of law in Norway.

The Faculty of Law in Oslo educates about 75% of all new legal candidates in Norway, and is the work- and studyplace for about 400 employees and 4 200 students. We are divided into six Departments/Centres in addition to the Administration. The larger part of the Faculty is situated in the classical University buildings in the centre of Oslo.

Multiple disciplines

In addition to the traditional fields of study within law, our researchers also explore more modern aspects of law - such as Environmental Law and eCommerce. In addition the faculty holds a Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law and a Centre for Human Rights.


Doctoral training at the faculty is a priority, and the number of completed doctoral degrees is increasing. Interdisciplinary research groups are used to enhance the quality and scope of the research.

Our employees

The faculty's academic staff play a significant role in Norwegian society. They are sought after as members and leaders in the public councils and committees, especially in legal committees and arbitration chairs.