Hans Petter Graver

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Hans Petter Graver (born 1955) is a Norwegian legal scholar. He serves as professor and current dean at the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo.


He is a son of Siren and Petter Graver,[1] and a grandson of Torjus Graver.[2]

He obtained the cand.jur. degree in 1980 and the dr.juris degree in 1986. He served his military service as a lawyer at the Judge Advocate General's office. In 1981, he became research fellow at the Faculty of Law. He was an advocate (barrister) at the Office of the Attorney General of Norway 1990–1992. Since 1993, he has been professor of law at the University of Oslo, first at the Department of Sociology of Law, then at the Centre for European Law, and since 2002 at the Department of Private Law.[3] He is the faculty's dean since 2007.[4]

He is a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.[5] He was awarded an honorary doctorate at the University of Helsinki in 2010.



  1. ^ Langeland, Arne (30 January 1995). "Petter Graver". Aftenposten (in Norwegian). 
  2. ^ Steenstrup, Bjørn, ed. (1973). "Graver, Petter". Hvem er hvem? (in Norwegian). Oslo: Aschehoug. p. 185. Retrieved 23 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Curriculum Vitae - Hans Petter Graver". University of Oslo. Retrieved 23 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Hans Petter Graver gjenvalgt som dekan" (in Norwegian). Uniforum. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  5. ^ "Gruppe 6: Rettsvitenskap" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 

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Preceded by
Jon T. Johnsen
Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo