The board of the Law Institute can establish research centers in specific fields of law. Permanent teachers at the Faculty of Law (professors, associate professors or lecturers), the director and experts of the Institute can request from the board the establishment of a research center and shall clarify the proposed research activities and whether the center is to be operated indefinitely or for a fixed time period.
A research center can be interdisciplinary if the law is one of the disciplines that the research covers. Research centers are academically independent research institutions in accordance with Article 4 of the Law Institutes rules. Five research centers are currently active, in European law, Arctic law, criminal law, administrative law, and environmental and natural resources law.
Below are links for more information, in Icelandic.