Constitution, Courts and Politics

Constitution, Courts & Politics is an interdisciplinary Bachelor level course at the University of Bergen exploring how politics shapes constitutions and how constitutions shape politics. It is a collaboration with the Faculty of Law and the Department of Government. The course emphasises innovative learning methods and extensive student inolvement in teaching, and has benefitted greatly from the projects Rethinking Democracy and Law, and Autocratization Dynamics: Innovations in research-based learning. and the partnership with the Rafto Foundation on Human Rights.

Digital Book Salons was an innovation in the 2023 edition of the course. The students read new books on relevant topics written by scholars in the LawTransform network and interviewed them in front of a live audience. It was fun and great learning!

Course leaders for the 2023 course were Marthe Sleire Engedahl (Law), Eirik Holmøyvik (Law), Marit Skivenes (Government and Siri Gloppen (Government)

For the 2024 course, the the course leaders are Eirik Holmøyvik (Law), Mehmet Konar-Steenberg (Law), Marit Skivenes (Government and Siri Gloppen (Government)