PHD Course

 LawTransform PhD Course

Effects of Lawfare:  Courts and law as battlegrounds for

social change

(15- 24 August)

In addition to the general track, there are two options of specialisation: Effects of Lawfare concerning Child Rights and Health Rights.

The course combines lectures specifically designed for the course and participation in lectures, panels, round-tables, and workshops of the Bergen Exchanges on Law & Social Transformation.

Students will receive 3 ECTS for participating in the course (80% of seminars), submission of paper abstract (150-300 words), and presentation of their own work to the other participants. Students who submit a publishable journal article (4,000-6,000 words, with an additional reading list of 500 pages, which can be from the elective reading list) by 14 October 2018 are awarded an additional 7 ECTS. (Postdoctoral researchers and MA level students will be accepted if space permits).

The PhD course is free of charge and open to applicant from Norwegian and international institutions on a first-come first serve basis. Participants do, however, have to cover their own travel and accommodation costs, as there unfortunately are no scholarships available.

Full course guide.

PhD course at the Bergen Exchanges 2016

Course content

The course offers an introduction to the debates on the potential and limits of law as an instrument of social change, and opportunities to engage with some of the foremost scholars in the field, and international research projects currently seeking better answers to these questions.

Learning outcomes

Full course (10 ECTS):

Upon successful completion of this course the participants should be able to:

  • provide an overview on the debates on the potential and limits of law as an instrument of social change
  • demonstrate a thorough understanding of the accelerating juridification and judicialisation of societies and of politics
  • analyze law as a political field

Partial course (3 ECTS):

Upon successful completion of this course the participants should be able to:

  • provide an overview on the debates on the potential and limits of law as an instrument of social change
  • demonstrate a thorough understanding of the accelerating juridification and judicialisation of societies and of politics

Study period

15 August – 24 August 2018

Credits (ECTS)

The full course yields 10 ECTS (participation, paper abstract, presentation and paper (4-6000 words))

Partial course yields 3 ECTS points (participation, paper abstract and presentation)

Specific terms

Course registration and deadlines

The application deadline is 31 May, 2018.

  • UiB PhD candidate: Please register here
  • Or, if you are not a UiB candidate, please register here

Submission of paper by 15 October, 2018

Form of assessment

10 ECTS (full course):

  • Paper (article journal draft, 4-6000 words with an additional reading list of 500 pages, which can be from the elective reading list) submitted by 15. October 2018
  • Participation in the course (80% of seminars)
  • Submission of paper abstract (150-300 words)
  • Presentation of their own work

3 ECTS (partial course):

  • Participation in the course (80% of seminars)
  • Presentation of their own work
  • Submission of paper abstract (150-300 words)

Who may participate

PhD students. Qualified MA-students on availability.

Additional information

Academic responsibility

Siri Gloppen (Comparative Politics, University of Bergen & LawTransform Director)

Lecturers

Course leaders:

Siri Gloppen (Comparative Politics, University of Bergen & LawTransform Director);

Bruce Wilson (niversity of Central Florida/CMI)

Camila Gianella (CMI)

Marit Skivenes (Administration and Organization Theory, University of Bergen)

Alicia Ely Yamin (Georgetown University Law Center)

Paola Bergallo (University of Torcuato Di Tella, in Buenos Aires)

 

Lecturers (tbc*):

Malcolm Langford (University of Oslo/CMI)

Jeroen P. van der Sluijs (Centre for the Study of the Sciences and the Humanities SVT, UiB)

Daniel Brinks (University of Texas, Austin)

Reading list

Reading list attached.

Visit the University of Bergen for more information.

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