Past, present and future law in a Norwegian and International Perspective

The 42nd Annual Course of the International Association of Law Libraries

Oslo, Norway, 16.-20. of June 2024

Welcome to IALL’s 42nd Annual Course

Rådhuset og sentrum sett fra Oslofjorden
The City Hall seen from the fjord Photo: VisitOSLO/Thomas Johannessen

Presented by the Law Library, University of Oslo Library 

Domus Juridica, University of Oslo 

16. – 20. June 2024 

Oslo, Norway’s capital and largest city, was initially founded as a market town by viking king Harald Hardråde in 1048 AD. In 1624, during Norway’s union with Denmark (1537-1814) the old town was almost completely destroyed by a fire. This lead to the construction of a new city closer to Akershus Fortress, which was named Christiania in honor of King Christian IV. In 1925 the city incorporated the old market town area, and retook its old name, Oslo. In 1948 Oslo merged with the neighboring municipality Aker, thus creating the modern, and significantly expanded, Oslo municipality.

This edition of the IALL annual course will take you on a journey through 1000 years, from the vikings and their legal system and how it developed into the legal system we have today.

The conference venue is located on the campus of the Faculty of Law of the University of Oslo, in the middle of the city center. The Royal Palace, the Storting and the Supreme Court are within a short walking distance.  

If you have any questions, please contact the local planning committee 

We look forward to welcoming you to Oslo in June 2024.