About the Centre for European Law

The Centre is interdisciplinary and serves scholars doing research on European Law. We also make studies for Norwegian ministries and provide legal practitioners working with EEA law with relevant information.

The library is much visited, here by the professors Fredrik Sejersted (left) and Finn Arnesen. Photo: Hilde Lillejord © NIFS.

The researchers are partly employed directly at the Centre, partly at the individual institute at the faculty, but physically working at the Centre in periods. The Centre also entertains guest lecturers working with Europe and EEA law from other universities and colleges, domestic and abroad.

Research groups and network  

The scholars at the Centre participate in several research groups, among others:

The European Law Network also started at the Centre for European Law.


The centre has an excellent EU and EEA law library, which also has a collection on Petroleum law. In 1992 the European law library was recognized by the EU commission as a public documentation centre.


In affiliation with the foundation «Lovdata», offering Norwegian laws and cases in English, the Centre publishes the newsletter «EuroRett» (in Norwegian). The newsletter brings reports of new court decisions from EU and EFTA courts of law and court decisions about EEA law directly from Norwegian courts of law.


Courses offered in English:

EU competition law - JUR1310 og JUS5310

EU Substantive law - JUR1440 og JUS5440

The Centre also arranges courses and seminars on subjects of current interest in EU and EEA law. Some of the courses are accepted as further education for the members of the Norwegian Bar Association.

Tags: European Law, EU Law By Kirsti Aarseth
Published Oct. 4, 2013 2:24 PM - Last modified July 25, 2016 10:57 AM