Call for applications: PhD course “Effects of Lawfare – Courts and law as battlegrounds for social change”

Apply here  for the annual UiB/LawTransform PhD course Effects of Lawfare – Courts and law as battlegrounds for social change  (August 5th – 26th)   The Bergen Exchanges on Law & Social Transformation is an integrated part of the course, which this year has three tracks: a general track exploring lawfare dynamics and effects across a range […]

Join #BeEx2024 – Bergen Exchanges on Law & Social Transformation 19-23 August

Join us for the 10th Anniversary of Bergen Exchanges on Law & Social Transformation 19-23 August! Follow the emerging program here!  An amazing  line-up of scholars from across the globe will discuss a range of  topical issues including: DEMOCRACY, AUTOCRATIZATION & RESISTANCE * ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE * INDIGENOUS RIGHTS * NATURE, CLIMATE & LAW * CORRUPTION * […]

Can art change the world? Revisit the Annual Lecture on Indigenous Rights

Can art change the world? Ande Somby gave this year’s Annual Lecture on Indigenous Peoples’ Rights For the 7th time, LawTransform, in collaboration with Bergen Sámiid Searvi (Bergen Sami Association), organised the Annual Lecture on Indigenous Rights. The lecture is held in February, as a celebration of the Sami National Day.  This year, focused was […]

Videos from Bergen Exchanges 2023

Enjoy a recap from Bergen Exchanges 2023 by watching the live recordings from the conference! Monday 14th of August  Tuesday 15th of August  Thursday 17th of August Friday 18th of August 

Recent publications

Blogpost: About to do research with children? Here are some questions to ask yourself

BLOG: Reflexivity is key throughout the research process. Here are some questions to get started.      Blogpost by: Dr. Francesca Vaghi, Research Associate at the School of …

One Ocean Week: A Wave of Global Youth Advocacy for the Oceans

One Ocean Week is an annual event, organised for the first time in 2023, about the sustainable use of the oceans as part of the …

A History Unfolding: Exploring the Past, Present, and Challenges of Bangladesh’s LGBTQ+ Community

This bilingual (English and French) publication dives deep into the challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community in Bangladesh. The article explores historical, legal, social, and political aspects that contribute …

Echoes of Liberation: Reflections from “Voice (for) Freedom”

The night of 25th of April was an exceptional occasion at Kvarteret's, as voices were heard in an evocation of freedom at the open mic …

Building child rights-based anti-racist competencies in the Finnish social field

BLOG: Finland is becoming increasingly diverse. But is the Finnish social field equipped to meet children of diverse backgrounds?     Blogpost by: Laura Holmi, M. Soc. Science, …

Recent news

Reflections on the PhD Conference on Gendered Autocratization

This past March, LawTransform hosted a two day conference for the UiB PhD course on Gendered Autocratization. This student lead course allowed PhD candidates an …

Photo taken by Siri Gloppen Apply for LawTransform Master’s Scholarships!

Are you interested in how activists use law and court cases to advance (or oppose) goals such as indigenous rights, climate transformation, abortion, queer rights, …

Call for Papers: Emerging Scholars Conference in Public Law

At the University of Texas Austin, the Department of Government is organizing an "Emerging Scholars conference in Public Law", with topics at the intersection of …

Bergen Exchanges Highlights

Thank you to all the participants at this year's Bergen Exchanges! The week was filled with insightful keynotes, panel and roundtable discussions. As well as …

Thank you to everyone who participated at #BeEx2023

Thank you to everyone who participated at this year's Bergen Exchanges! The week was filled with insightful panel and roundtable discussions and fantastic questions from …