Seminars and conferences in English and other foreign Languages are published here. After the events we often publish the lecturers' presentations.


Portrait of Massimo Lando
Time and place: Nov. 4, 2021 10:00 AM11:30 AM, Online webinar (Zoom)

Welcome to Massimo Lando's seminar on creativity in international dispute settlement, focusing on the Guyana v. Venezuela dispute and its treatment in the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The seminar is part of a new seminar series on "Delimitation agreements, Sovereignty, and Jurisdiction Claims: Current Trends, Recent Cases and Future Perspectives".


A satellite in outer space, whit the earth in the background. Photo.
Time and place: Oct. 14, 2021 4:15 PM6:00 PM, Lødrups kjeller, Domus Media

In this lecture we'll discuss what legal and practical questions the development of space law, through 'soft law' and national space law, does raise. If you want to attend the seminar in person, please register here:

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Time and place: Oct. 12, 2021 2:00 PM5:15 PM, Online

The University of Oslo, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, together with the University of Groningen and the Dutch Energy Law Association have the pleasure of inviting you to a mini-European Energy Law Seminar.

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Time and place: June 11, 2021 12:00 PM2:15 PM, Digital webinar, connection details will be sent to registered participants

What can we learn from the recent maritime delimitation agreements for the way States deal with maritime claims? How does this affect non-State actors' rights? Are we witnessing a shift in the manner we interpret the law of the sea, notably under new pressures for accsess to natural resources? Those are some of the questions we will discuss during this seminar.

Portrait Julius Rumpf
Time and place: June 4, 2021 1:00 PM2:30 PM, Zoom Webinar

PhD candidate Julius Rumpf at the Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law is presenting his PhD project for midway assessment. 

You may attend by signing up for this webinar, please click the Zoom link below

Time and place: June 4, 2021 10:00 AM11:30 AM, Link to digital meeting room below

With Associate Professor Yurika ISHII, National Defence Academy of Japan.

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Time and place: May 5, 2021 2:00 PM3:30 PM, Link to digital meeting room below

This webinar will address international law and governance challenges related to the security of global common spaces.

The focus will be on militarization of outer space and cooperation and rivalry in the Arctic. 

There will be time for questions and discussion after the presentations.

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Time and place: Apr. 28, 2021 4:00 PM7:00 PM, Zoom, link will be sent to registered attendees

Legal pathways towards climate neutrality and low carbon energy systems:  Norwegian perspectives

Time and place: Apr. 7, 2021 6:00 PM7:30 PM, Link to digital meeting room below

This webinar is focused on the article (see link below) which addresses possible solutions that secure good governance and low political tension for the international seabed of the Arctic Ocean

Omslag på boka
Time and place: Feb. 17, 2021 2:00 PM3:30 PM, Digital link and code: please register

Comment on Stian Øby Johansen's work by Professor Geir Ulfstein (PluriCourts, Law Faculty, UiO)  and Professor Niels Blokker (Leiden University)  

The book launch is an open event, please register  to receive the zoom link

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Time and place: Jan. 27, 2021 2:00 PM3:30 PM, Click for Zoom-meeting

Presentation by Johann Ruben Leiss, Associate Professor, Høgskolen i Innlandet, Lillehammer. Comment by Tobias Mahler , Professor, University of Oslo.

Please SIGN UP by 26 January and receive Leiss' paper upfront 

Time and place: Sep. 16, 2020 2:00 PM3:30 PM, Domus Media west wing 2nd floor

Research Group International Law and Governance in cooperation with Research Group Human Rights, Armed Conflicts, and the Law of Peace and Security 

Speaker: Camilla Guldahl Cooper, Associate Professor, PhD, Norwegian Defense University College 

Time and place: Apr. 15, 2020 2:00 PM3:00 PM, Click for Zoom-meeting

Associate Professor Stian Øby Johansen will present a case and focus on the international law aspects, as well as methodological lessons and challenges which arise when Norwegian law meets the international law

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Time and place: Feb. 5, 2020 2:00 PM3:00 PM, Kjerka, Domus Media, Karl Johans gate 47
Time and place: Jan. 20, 2020Jan. 21, 2020, den Haag

Keep yourself updated with the latest EU energy law developments, deepen your knowledge and exchange experience with European colleagues.

See the full programme.

Registration is now available on the EELS website

Time and place: Jan. 16, 2020 1:00 PM6:00 PM, Gamle Festsal, Det juridiske fakultet, Karl Johans gt. 47, Oslo

16 January 2020

Time and place: Dec. 10, 2019 12:00 PM1:00 PM, Domus Juridica, rom 7227

Introduction by Kjersti Lohne

Time and place: Nov. 11, 2019 2:00 PM3:30 PM, Domus Media, meeting room in Dept. Petroleum and Energy Law

These waters have become contentious because of seabed petroleum exploration and fisheries undertaken pursuant to treaties between Morocco and the EU, Japan, and Russia. These activities have been protested by the territory’s government-in-exile, the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic.

Time and place: Nov. 4, 2019 9:30 AMNov. 5, 2019 5:00 PM, Oslo, Professorboligen, Karl Johans gate 47

Is law fit for the purpose of protecting oceans against increasing pressures and demands?

This two-day conference aims at analyzing new trends in the law of the sea, international environmental law, and related fields of law, and discussions related to the effectiveness of certain tools and mechanisms.

ISBN13: 9780854902750
Time and place: Oct. 16, 2019 2:00 PM4:30 PM, Rettshistorisk samling
Time and place: Oct. 9, 2019 2:00 PM3:30 PM, Domus Media østfløy, Aud 13

Introduksjon ved professor Erik Røsæg

Time and place: June 12, 2019 9:15 AMJune 13, 2019 1:45 PM, Doms Media West wing, Viggo Hagstrøms sal "Kjerka"

The interest in autonomous ships has grown exponentially in the past few years. Only five or so years ago, the prospect of unmanned and autonomous vessels sailing on the seas was not considered to be realistic, while now the debate centers on when and in what format and pace the development will take place. Law has a key role to play in this development and legal obstacles are often singled out as principal barriers to a rapid introduction of new technologies in this field. In a few years autonomous ships has turned from a non-issue to one of the main regulatory topics being addressed at the International Maritime Organization (IMO), but the discussion is still in its infancy.


Increased reliance on automation for tasks that have traditionally been undertaken by ships' crews raises interesting legal question across the whole spectrum of maritime law. From the law of the sea and IMO Conventions, which are crucial for enabling autonomy to be introduced in the first place, to essentially any aspect of private maritime law, including transport contracts, collision, salvage and marine insurance, the development will entail fundamental alterations to current practices.

Power line electricity (Photo: Pixabay)
Time and place: May 21, 2019 1:30 PM4:00 PM, Doms Media West wing, Viggo Hagstrøms sal "Kjerka"

Registration (free) by deadline 16 May 2019

Seminar Series on Energy Market Design

The Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law, Department of Petroleum and Energy Law, UiO, in cooperation with Energy Norway and Oslo Centre for Research on Environmentally friendly Energy (CREE), invites you to a new event in our seminar series on Energy Market Design. With two distinguished speakers, Prof. Leigh Hancher and Matthew Levitt, both from Baker Botts (Belgium), we will discuss the most recent developments in terms of case law, Commission’s practice and new legislative acts with influence on the shaping of energy market design in the EU. 

Time and place: Apr. 4, 2019 12:00 PM5:00 PM, Domus Media West Wing, 2nd Floor, venue: "Kjerka", Viggo Hagstrøms sal, Karl Johans gt. 47, Oslo

Seminar on Electricity Market Design 4 April 2019 

Program The seminar is free of charge, but registration is mandatory.

Registration deadline 29 March 2019 

Time and place: Apr. 1, 2019 12:00 PM1:30 PM, Domus Media, Lødrups kjeller

We welcome all to this lunch seminar regarding the legal processes between the Western Sahara liberation movement POLISARIO and the EU. 

Please register before March 24th

Speaker is Manuel Devers, the legal counsel of the POLISARIO Front before the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU).