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JOB: Seven Ph.D.-positions for legal research in Oslo; DEADLINE 1 SEPTEMBER 2015

(image: Oslo Law Faculty, source: Wikimedia Commons)
International Law Observer signals seven Ph.D.-positions at the University of Oslo in diverse areas of legal research, among which legal history:

Applicants are asked to write a PhD project description of 5-10 pages outlining the research issue, the choice of scientific theory and method, as well as its importance and relevance to Norwegian legal science. The candidate is expected to complete the project within the fellowship period as determined.
Of the announced positions, five fellowships are reserved for the following Norwegian legal disciplines: Legal History, tax law, civil procedure, criminal procedure, property law, administrative law, family law, and law of succession. Applicants for these fellowships must prepare a project description within one of the legal disciplines mentioned above.
The purpose of the Fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree, and the candidate need to qualify for admission to the PhD programme at the Faculty of Law.
The Fellowships are for a period of up to 4 years, with teaching constituting 25 % of the workload. Alternatively they are for 3 years without any teaching duties. A 4 year Fellowship requires the candidate to meet current teaching needs at the Faculty. The Fellowship period may be reduced within the framework of pertaining regulations based on previously held research fellowship positions.
The PhD candidate must hold a Norwegian master degree in Law or its equivalent. Other education at the same level may be accepted, based on an assessment in each case, if the education is relevant to the conduct of a project in Law. The candidates are required to master or learn Norwegian or any other Scandinavian language.
The candidate’s grades, previous works in legal science, the project description, and the applicant’s professional and personal qualifications will be taken into consideration in the evaluation of the applications. Of importance is also the project's relevance to research plans of the departments and the research groups, the faculty’s research strategy and to the faculty's recruitment needs. Applicants may be called for an interview.
We offer
  • Salary based on salary level 50 - 57 (NOK 429 700,- - 482 800,- per year)
  • An inspiring and friendly working environment
  • Favourable pension arrangement
  • Position in an Inclusive Workplace
  • Attractive welfare arrangements
The application should include
  • A letter of application
  • Project description (5-10 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae with documentation of education, former positions, and academic work.
  • Certified copies of certificates, diplomas with all grades, and a complete list of publications. Foreign diplomas (Master, Bachelor, and the like) must be provided in the original language as well as in an English or Scandinavian translation.
  • It is required to attach an explanation of foreign university grading systems.
  • Up to 3 scholarly publications. If the publications are written by more than one author, a declaration of authorship and of the contribution of the applicant should be submitted.
Please remember that all documents must be in English or a Scandinavian language.
See the guidelines concerning appointment to post doctoral and research posts at UiO for more details.
The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results.
According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information act § 25 (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, even though the applicant has requested non-disclosure.
The government workforce should as far as possible reflect the diversity of the population. In accordance with the University of Oslo’s equal opportunities policy, we invite applications from all interested individuals regardless of gender or ethnicity.
More information here.
Catégories: Comparative Law News

CONFERENCE: "Anti-Democratic Ideology and Criminal Law under Fascist, National Socialist and Authoritarian Regimes – IALS", (London, September 10-11 2015)

WHAT Anti-Democratic Ideology and Criminal Law under Fascist, National Socialist and Authoritarian Regimes – IALS, Conference
WHEN September 10-11  2015
WHERE London
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Speakers Abstract

Keynote Speakers: Professor David Fraser, University of Nottingham and Senior Associate Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies; Professor Luigi Lacchè, University of Macerata, Italy.Academic Convenor: Dr Stephen Skinner, University of Exeter.The Fascist, National Socialist and other forms of authoritarian regimes that emerged in the twentieth century used criminal law as a key component of their repressive and social control strategies. Criminal law was both an instrument in such regimes’ exertion of power, and a medium through which their core ideologies were expressed and could be identified. Although such regimes were not merely negative movements grounded on opposition to other political forces, many of them included elements of anti-democratic ideology in the formulation, application and interpretation of criminal law. This involved rejecting concepts identified with liberal democracy, and purporting to overcome their inadequacies. Whereas for some regimes such as Fascism and National Socialism this was an explicit, self-declared component of their identity, for others anti-democratic ideology was arguably more implicit in their turn away from liberal methods and models of criminal law.This conference invites participants to question the nature and extent of anti-democratic ideology in criminal law under Fascist, National Socialist and other authoritarian regimes during the 20th century. 
Catégories: Comparative Law News