Merima Bruncevic


The Swedish Section of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy

Merima Bruncevic

With a LL.M. in entertainment law from the University of Westminster, Merima Bruncevic is Doctor of Laws at the University of Gothenburg where she in 2014 defended her dissertation Fixing the Shadows: Access to Art and the Legal Concept of the Cultural Commons which studies access to art as knowledge and the role law plays in facilitating such access. Her research lies at the intersection between intellectual property law, cultural heritage law and the philosophy of law. Among other things, she studies the concept of ‘cultural commons’ and the feasibility of introducing such a concept in law or give it a legal foundation. She is particularly interested in epistemological questions, continental philosophy, its methods and connections to law, and in her research she has used Gilles Deleuze’s and Félix Guattari’s theories to discuss the epistemological openness of the law with regard to questions pertaining to fairness, social sustainability and global justice.


Furthermore, Bruncevic teaches the philosophy of law and intellectual property law at the Department of Law, University of Gothenburg, and heads the research project “Sustainable and Inclusive Culture and Innovation” at the Center for Intellectual Property (CIP) based at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology.




- Call for Papers to The Finnish-Swedish PhD Conference on Legal Reasoning, in Finland, December 7-8, 2018


- Conference at Stockholm University, November 13-15, 2018 (information in Swedish), in regard to the forthcoming book The Cambridge Companion to Legal Positivism


- Moa Lidén defends her PhD dissertation Confirmation Bias in Criminal Cases in Uppsala on September 28, 2018..


- Call for Papers for the 29th IVR World Congress "Dignity, Democracy, Diversity", taking place in Lucerne, Switzerland, July 2019, is now out. Deadline 31 December 2018.


- The IVR Sweden Annual Meeting 2018 is held May 14-15, 2018, in Lund. You are very welcome to attend, please register here (participants are responsible for travel and lodging). Read the programme (in Swedish).


- The 29th IVR World Congress "Dignity, Democracy, Diversity" will take place in Lucerne, Switzerland from 7-13 July 2019.


- On August 24th 2017 the conference "Evidence, Disagreement & Rights" will take place at Uppsala University. Contact and registration: Sebastian Reyes Molina.


- Sebastián Reyes Molina has been appointed treasurer in IVR Sweden.


- The XXVIII IVR World Congress will be held in Lisbon 17-21 July 2017


- The next annual conference of IVR Sweden will be held in Karlstad on 8-9 May 2017. Read the programme.


- The section in Philosophy of Law of the Philosophy Days 2017 in Uppsala is now open. Send your abstract before April 15 to present your research in August 2017. Read more on registration and abstracts.


- IVR XXVIIIth World Congress originally planned in Istanbul will not take place. See Letter by the President of International IVR.


- Special issue published on European New Legal Realism in Retfaerd Nordic Journal of Law and Justice (Vol. 39, No 4, 2016) ed. Elisabeth Eneroth


- Filosofidagarna, a major event for philosophers in Sweden, will be held in Uppsala on 25-27 August 2017. We are launching a section of Philosophy of Law! Brian Leiter will give the key-note. Call for abstracts will be online soon, you are very welcome to present your research at this event.


- Two new PhD students in Philosophy of Law are starting in 2017 at The Department of Philosophy, Uppsala University: Elena Prats and Tommaso Braida will work in the project Civis Sum.


- Two new doctoral students started working in Jurisprudence at Gothenburg University: Kristina Hultegård and David Jivegård.


- (NB cancelled, see announcement above) Next IVR World Congress is scheduled to be held in Istanbul 17-21 July 2017. IVR Sweden has issued a communication that has been sent to the International IVR.



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