Josefin Natalie Engström

Doctoral Research Fellow - Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law
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Phone +47 22859987
Mobile phone +47 400 92 953
Visiting address Karl Johans gate 47 Domus Media 0162 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 6706 St. Olavs plass 0130 Oslo
Other affiliations Faculty of Law (Student)

Academic Interests

Public International Law, International Law, Investment Law, Arbitration, International Courts, Human Rights Law 

PhD project on International Investment Arbitration.



Work Experience

  • 2016-2021 Ph.D. Candidate in Law and Lecturer in International Investment Law, University of Oslo
  • 2018-2019 Visiting Researcher at Harvard Law School, Harvard University, USA
  • 2014-2016 Senior Associate Lawyer, Advokatfirmaet Schjødt AS (leave of absence)
  • 2011-2014 Associate Lawyer, Advokatfirmaet Schjødt AS
  • 2010 Trainee Lawyer, Vinge Advokatfirma KB, Stockholm
  • 2006-2008 Journalist, Aftenposten AS

Higher education

  • 2008-2010 Master of Laws (LL.M.), Stockholm University
  • 2003-2005 Bachelor in Journalism, OsloMet - Oslo Metropolitan University
  • 2002-2003 Exphil/Exfac, University of Oslo


  • ICJ Norway - Committee for the Independence of Judges and Lawyers 

ICJ is an independent, international organisation (NGO) with secretariat in Geneva, established in 1952. ICJ is composed of the International Commission (60 eminent jurists from all regions of the world) and more than 80 branches in as many countries. ICJ’s objective is to promote and protect human rights through the Rule of Law, including strengthening the individual's fundamental rights and freedoms and promote the independence of the judiciary and legal profession, as well as all States implementation of international standards. ICJ Norway is organised through several committees.
The Committee for the Independence of Judges and Lawyers is working to support and protect judges’ and lawyers’ function as independent legal actors, both nationally and internationally.

  • Teaching supervisor, Club Schjødt - The Nordic Moot Court Competition on Human Rights

The Nordic Moot Court Competition on Human Rights is a competition on alleged violations of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). Students from law faculties in the Nordic region have competed for the Sporrong-Lönnroth price for over 20 years. Participation in the competition (elective subject) grants 10 credits at the University of Oslo.


Tags: International investment law, International Courts and Tribunals, International Arbitration, Public International Law, Human Rights Law


Scientific Articles

Engström, Josefin (2017). Forliksrådsfellen i internasjonale tvister, Nominated for Best Norwegian Journal Article of 2017, all categories, by The University Press. Published in Lov og Rett no. 10, 2017. ISSN 0024-6980. 56(10), s. 590-608.          

Engström, Josefin (2022). Formelle eller funksjonelle domstoler for kontroll med utlendingsvedtak? i Smith, Eivind (Red.), Våre perifere domstoler, Fagbokforlaget, ISBN 9788245039306. s. 93-109.      

Other Articles

Engström, Josefin and Alvik, Ivar. (2020) Det første investorsøksmålet mot Norge er her (Norwegian), Dagens Næringsliv, 4 June 2020.

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Published July 7, 2016 3:05 PM - Last modified Aug. 15, 2022 10:29 PM