Law & Society Association annual meeting in San Juan

The annual meeting on Law and Society is taking place in San Juan, Puerto Rico, from June 1-4, 2023. The theme for this years conference is how the law normalises discrimination and inequalities in unincorporated territories, such as Puerto Rico. Several LawTransform colleagues and friends will be attending and presenting at the conference, and some […]

Call for applications: Predoctoral fellow position at DIPA

There is a vacancy for a position as a predoctoral fellow at the DIPA- Centre at the Department of Government, University of Bergen. It is a full-time position for a fixed-term period of 12 months. The fellow will support academic staff with their research and carry out administrative tasks. This is a great opportunity for […]

Announcement of 1-2 grants for master students

Students interested in writing a master’s thesis in 2023/24 as part of the research project “Exploring the Insanity Defense in the Global South” can apply for a grant of NOK 40,000. We welcome students from all Faculties at the UiB. “Exploring the Insanity Defense in the Global South” is a pilot project funded through the […]

Save the Date: Bergen Exchanges and PhD Course 2023

The 2023 Bergen Exchanges on Law & Social Transformation – the 10th edition – will take place the week of 14th -18th August.  The program will emerge over the coming months and can be viewed here.  You can also take a look at the program and recorded events of past exchanges. The annual PhD course Effects […]

Commemorating 80 Years Since the Deportation of the Norwegian Jews

Blogpost by Dorothee Alberts Walking through many European cities today all that reminds us of the vibrant Jewish life and culture that once was part of these cities are small brass cobblestones, so called “Stolpersteine“. These stones are engraved with the name and date of birth and death — if known — of a Jewish […]

Guest researchers in Bergen

We are very lucky to have three great guest researchers at LawTransform this semester! Juliana Jaramillo is a PhD candidate at Universidad de los Andes (Colombia). She works in the field of socio-legal studies and she works on topics related to gender and sexual diversity, human rights, courts, advocacy networks, and social movements. During her […]

The Limits of Judicialization. From Progress to Backlash in Latin America

This new book edited by Sandra Botero, Daniel M. Brinks and Ezequiel A. Gonzalez-Ocantos is finally out in print! Latin America was one of the earliest and most enthusiastic adopters of what has come to be known as the judicialization of politics – the use of law and legal institutions as tools of social contestation […]

Recording of Ran Hirschl’s lecture: Constitutions & the Metropolis

On 15. June we had the pleasure of hearing Professor Ran Hirschl give a lecture, “Constitutions & the Metropolis“, based on his recent book City, State: Constitutionalism and the Megacity (Oxford University Press, 2020)—winner of the 2021 Stein Rokkan Prize for Comparative Social Science Research. Here you can find the recording of the lecture. Photo: […]

Bergen Exchanges 2022 Annual Lecture Announcement

Sylvia Tamale: Re-routing Knowledge Production in Africa We are pleased to announce that this year’s Annual Lecture on Law & Social Transformation will be given by Sylvia Tamale (Professor of Law, Makerere University). She will speak on “Re-routing Knowledge Production in Africa: In Search of Our Roots”. The lecture will take place on 24 August, […]

LawTransform PhD Course Effects of Lawfare 2022: Application deadline 10 June!

LawTransform PhD course “Effects of Lawfare: Courts and law as battlegrounds for social change” Course period: 15 August – 30 August 2022 (preparatory period from 8 August) The application deadline is 10 June 2022! Apply here. Are you Interested in law as political strategy? How rights, law and courts are used as instruments for social change, and how […]