John Asland

Head of Department - Department of Private Law
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Visiting address Karl Johans gate 47 Domus Media 0162 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 6706 St. Olavs plass 0130 OSLO


Born 1976. Cand. jur. 2002. Asland has previously worked as an associate in the law firm BA-HR, temporarily appointed appellate court judge in Borgarting lagmannsrett (Oslo) and adviser in the Ministry of Justice, Legislation Department. He was awarded his ph.d. in 2008 on the thesis ’Uskifte’. As from 2010 Asland is associate professor at the Department of Private Law. Professor from 2012. Head of Department of Private Law from 2019. He is teacher in charge of Law of Succession at the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo.

Asland is also professor II at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences,co-editor of Tidsskrift for familierett, arverett og barnevernrettslige spørsmål (Journal of Law of Succession, Family Law and Child Welfare Law), chairman of the Appeals Committee at BI Norwegian  Business School and member of the Executive Council of the International Society of Family Law (ISFL). Asland is also a member of the board of Family- Inheritance- and Probate-Law at the Center for Continuing Legal Education (Juristenes utdanningssenter).

He has previous held positions as vice chairman of the Board of Directors of The University of Oslo Library, business manager of Det juridiske fakultets lovsamlingsfond (the Statute Book Foundation of the Faculty of Law), member of the board of NIR (Norwegian Association of Industrial Property Protection) and Norwegian department of AIPPI (International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property), secretary of the Inheritance Act Commission, assistant editor of the journal Lov og Rett, and as a legally trained member of the Norwegian Industrial Property Office’s Board of Appeal.

Asland has wide experience in teaching both as a university teacher and in courses for lawyers. He is the author of the comments to The Inheritance Act in Norsk Lovkommentar (commented statute book) and editor of Store norske leksikon (Great Norwegian Encyclopedia).

Special fields

• Family law
• Law of succession
• Trademark Law


Published Apr. 27, 2011 2:57 PM - Last modified Feb. 28, 2019 3:23 PM