Members - Bjarte Askeland


Bjarte Askeland
Bjarte Askeland

Professor of Private Law,
University of Bergen,

Faculty of Law
University of Bergen
Magnus Lagabøtes plass 1
5010 Bergen
Tel.: (+47) 55 58 95 84
Fax: (+47) 55 58 95 71
Curriculum Vitae

Bjarte Askeland was born in 1965 and graduated from the Law Faculty in spring 1991. He has been employed at the University of Bergen, Law Faculty since 1991, only interrupted by a two year period working as a assistant judge and later a judge at district county of Jæren (1992-1994).

He got his doctoral degree in 2001 on the subject of vicarious liability and became a professor of law in 2005. He has published a book on the topic of recourse models in Norwegian tort law (2006).

He has since 2004 participated in various projects run by European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law (ECTIL), Vienna, and European Research Unit Tort Law (ETL), Vienna.

Askeland is a fellow of The European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law, Vienna and (since 2011) a member of the European Group of Tort Law.

Askeland has (2008-2012) lead a research project financed by the Norwegian Research Council, named "The Temporal Dimension of Tort Law". He was also (2008-2011) the leader of a law committee preparing standardised rules of assessment of personal injury damages within Norwegian tort law.

Askeland is co-editor of the Norwegian periodical of tort law, “Tidsskrift for Erstatningsrett, forsikringsrett og velferdsrett”. 



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