Merima Bruncevic

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.



- The annual meeting of IVR Sweden will take place in Linköping the 27th - 28th of August. Save the Date. More information to come. 

- Patricia Mindus is promoted to Professor of Practical Philosophy at Uppsala University, the first woman in that position since 1477 when the University was founded.

- Patricia Mindus publishes the book Hacia una teoría funcionalista de la ciudadanía

- IVR Sweden holds its annual conference in Stockholm, May 23-24, 2019. Read invitation and programme.

- The "Cambridge Companion to Legal Positivism Conference 2" is held in i Stockholm on April 22-25, 2019. Read programme.

- Programme, spring 2019, for the joint Uppsala and Stockholm Seminar in Philosophy of Law

- The IVR 29th world congress, "Dignity, Democracy Diversity", issues a CfP. Deadline for abstracts is December 31, 2018. The congress is held in Lucerne, 7-13 July 2019.

- A PhD dissertation defence of interest in Philosophy of Law at Stockholm University on October 12, 2018: Jasmina Nedevska Törnqvist, Why Care About Future People’s Environment?

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