The Centre & Law and Social Transformation aims to bring together scholars and others that wants to understand how law shapes and changes our society. For the 17 of April we investigate the concept of law itself, and we invite you and your network to get a unique and updated insight into law. The highly recognized law professor Jan Fridthjof Bernt is coming for a visit from the UIB law faculty to talk about; the nature of law, the legal theoretical background/legal traditiones, the education/ mindset of practitioners of law, and his own view on if and how law practitioners can contribute to secure judicial independence. His focus will be on Norway, but he will also bring perspectives form other legal traditiones and countries.
This event is a colaboration between The Centre on Law & Social Transformation and Rettspolitisk forening Bergen (the law & political organization), and will have the format of a conversation between a member of Rettspolitisk forening Bergen, Tarjei Ellingsen Røsvoll, and Bernt.
Pastery and tea/coffee will be served.
Free and open to all – you are all warmly welcome!
Jan Fridthjof Bernt started working at the University of Bergen in 1969, at the start of what later became the Faculty of Law. He was later appointed professor of law studies at the Faculty of 1980, and has further been Professor Emeritus at the Faculty since 2014. Bernt specialized in administrative law, but has a comprehensive authorship within administrative law, commune/municipality law, health and social law and law theory. Among others he has written; Social Security and Judicial Security (together with Asbjørn Kjønstad, Alice Kjellevold and Harald Hove), Juss Society and Legal Use and Philosophy of Law for Lawyers (together with David R. Doublet), and Right, Society and Democracy (with Synne Sæther Mæhle).