JUTINTRO – Introduction to the Norwegian Legal System

Schedule, syllabus and examination date

Course content

The course will continue with a new course code starting from autumn 2011. Please see the website for JUS1020

The course will focus on selected fundamentals and general aspects of the Norwegian legal system. The course is divided in three parts: An historical introduction to the Norwegian legal system, a survey on the sources of law and an introduction to Norwegian constitutional law..

For Norwegian students; studenter på Det juridiske rettsstudium får IKKE uttelling i studiepoeng for dette kurset.

Learning outcome

See above regarding requirements and syllabus (detailed course information)


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Recommended previous knowledge

3 years of law studies.




4-hours written exam

Examination support material

Auxiliary materials allowed during examinations for courses taught in English.

Recommended/Special Material

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)

Grading scale

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

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.

There are special rules for resitting a passed examination in the master's programme in Law.

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.

Facts about this course

Autumn 2010
Autumn 2010
Teaching language