Carsten Smith

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Carsten Smith (born 13 July 1932 in Oslo) is a Norwegian judge and lawyer.

He served as Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo (1977–1979) and as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Norway (1991–2002).[1]

He was appointed Reader in Law at the University of Oslo in 1960 and Professor of Law with a specialization in commercial and banking law in 1964.

Among his many published works is Kausjonsrett. Carsten Smith was awarded the Grand Cross of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav on 13 May 2003.[1] In 1985 he received the Fritt Ord Honorary Award.[2] He is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.[3]

He is the widower of Lucy Smith, also a law professor and the former rector of the University of Oslo.[1]

Education[edit]

Smith took his examen artium at Oslo Cathedral School in 1949 and began studying law at the University of Oslo that year.[4]

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo
1977–1979
Succeeded by
Legal offices
Preceded by
Erling Sandene
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Norway
1991–2002
Succeeded by
Tore Schei