JUR5540 – Public International Law
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
New course code starting from the fallsemester 2011 - please see the website for JUS5540 – Public International Law (the course now gives 10 credits).
This course addresses general international law, including the sources of international law (treaties and customary international law) and certain substantive areas of international law.
The course will give you general understanding of public international law and the basic knowledge necessary to pursue in-depth studies in specific areas of international law. You will be trained to address theoretical and practical problems in light of international law.
You may register for this course if you have admission to a Master of Law-programme at UiO, the faculty's exchange-programme or have admission to Law-electives at masters-level. All applicants must fill the formal prerequisites.
International applicants, if you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures for international applicants
Formal prerequisite knowledge
- Admission to the faculty’s exchange-programme or
- Active study-right for a study programme, masters-level at the University of Oslo or
- Norwegian Masters of Laws degree or equivalent or
- Passed forth year, 96 – Cand. Jur programme (or exams that are equivalent) or
- Passed JUR3000, Masters of Laws programme at the University of Oslo (or exams that are equivalent).
Recommended previous knowledge
Three years of law studies.
4 hour written examination.
For students enrolled in the LL.M. programme Public International Law only the following apply: The examination consists of a 4 hour written examination and an assignment. The assignment will count 60% of the total grade and the 4 hour written examination counts 40%.
Students who fail or do not deliver the assignment will not be able to sit for the 4 hour written examination at the end of the semester. In case of retake, a candidate must retake both examinations, even if the candidate has successfully passed one of the examinations.
Please note that if a student wish to file an appeal in only one of the examinations, both examinations will automatically undergo a regrading.
Examination support material
Auxiliary materials allowed during examinations for courses taught in English.
Language of examination
Students may answer the examination question in English, Norwegian, Swedish or Danish pursuant
to Regulations governing studies and examinations at the University of Oslo. (§ 5.4 Forskrift om studier og eksamener ved Universitetet i Oslo)
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
- Illness at exams / postponed exams
- Resitting an examination.
- There are special rules for resitting a passed examination in the master's programme in Law.
Withdrawal from an examination
It is possible to take this exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.
Please se Detailed regulations for the Faculty of Law, Chapter 3 regarding application, responsibilities and special measures.
The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.