The Bergen Exchanges is a meeting place for scholars and practitioners from across the globe who seek to understand how law serves as an instrument of change – and how it shapes and is shaped by power relations. During a week of public discussions, we examine strategic uses of rights and law and how legal institutions function as arenas for political contestation.

Bergen Exchanges 2021 will take place 16-20 August 2021 with combined live and online seminars. The main focus will be on Inequality, Autocratization dynamics and Child Rights. 

Visit the Centre on Law & Social Transformation webpages to view the tentative program.

Centre on Law & Social Transformation – LawTransform – brings together scholars, students and practitioners who share an interest in how law shapes societies, and the use of rights and courts as tools for social change.

LawTransform was established in 2014 as a collaboration between the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) and the University of Bergen (UiB). Fellows and affiliates come from numerous institutions in Bergen and globally, and are drawn from a broad range of academic fields, including law, political science, economics, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, medicine and psychology.