The Faculty is the largest in Norway in the classical fields of Law research. Other well established areas of research at the Faculty are Criminology, Sociology of Law, and Human Rights and Development.
The research is organised in permanent research fields at the various Departments. In addition to this, the Faculty has identified several multidisciplinary research areas which are given top priority. Within each of these areas, Research Groups consisting of scholars from several of the Faculty's Departments have been established.
Sixteen multidisciplinary reseach groups are given top priority:
- Companies, Markets and Sustainability
- Contract Law
- Constitutional Law and Rights
- Constitutional Studies
- Despute resolution
- Forum for Law and Social Science
- Human Rights and Sustainable Development
- Human Rights, Armed Conflicts, and the Law of Peace and Security
- International Law and Governance
- Labour Law and Working Life
- Law, Economy and Governance
- Law, Society and Historical Change
- Markets, Innovation, and Competition
- Migration Law
- Natural Resources Law
- The punishment, penology and criminal law research group
- Welfare, rights and discrimination
To see a list of the permanent research areas in the various Departments, click here (Norwegian only).