Eivind Smith

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Eivind Smith (born 4 December 1949) is a Norwegian lawyer and professor of law.

He was born in Bærum, and took the dr.juris degree in 1979. Since 1986, he has been Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo.[1] He is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.[2]

He has published a large number of juridical books and articles.[3] He continued to update and edit the book Forvaltningsrett (administrative law) after the original author Torstein Eckhoff died. Smith has also written the book Konstitusjonelt demokrati (constitutional democracy), which forms the bulk of the curriculum in constitutional law at the university. [4]

Smith has been the chair of the Norwegian Institute for Social Research from 2007 to 2010.[5]


  1. ^ "Eivind Smith". Store norske leksikon. Kunnskapsforlaget. 2009. 
  2. ^ "Gruppe 6: Rettsvitenskap" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. Retrieved 26 October 2009. 
  3. ^ Publications 1973-2002
  4. ^ Curriculum, University of Oslo 2008
  5. ^ Board of directors – Norwegian Institute for Social Research