The Labour Law Group
The Labour Law Group is the research group in labour law and working life at the Faculty of Law at the University of Oslo. Host institute is the Department of Private Law. At present the Labour Law Group has about twenty researchers as members from universities and university colleges in Norway.
One of the most important tasks for the group is to promote research and education in labour law. The activities in the Labour Law Group focus on conducting and facilitating research within labour law. Furthermore, the task for the group is to ensure that academic skills on a high level will be maintained. This is important to satisfy the professional and societal needs of knowledge and competence in labour law and the legislation and institutions on industrial relations.
The Labour Law Group also organises a professional forum, the Forum for Labour Law. The purpose with the forum is to enable and facilitate professional contacts between researchers and practitioners from the government bodies, the judiciary, social partners and lawyers. In the forum, we discuss current issues related to labour law and working life. The forum is also an arena for exchange of information, knowledge and experience within the field. The discussions and exchanges within this forum find place in both informal meetings and internal seminars as arranged seminars with national or international actors. The forum is open for persons with research experience or research ambitions within the professional field. The forum has some forty members.
Additionally, the Labour Law Group organises a national network for teachers in labour law, the National Network for Labour law Teaching. The purpose with this network is to exchange information and experiences in teaching-related matters.
The academic responsibility for labour law is placed within the Department of Private Law. The Labour law Group leader, Associate Professor Dr Bernard Johann Mulder, is the academic responsible teacher. Two courses in labour law are taught in the Norwegian language at both bachelor and master level: Labour law – the individual part, and Labour law – the collective part. One master course is taught in the English language: European Labour Law. Part and parcel of the responsibility for the education is the supervision of students researching and writing their master degree thesis.
For further information, see the Norwegian web pages.