Lucy Smith

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Lucy Caroline Smith (née Dahl, 12 October 1934 – 27 August 2013) was a Norwegian legal scholar and professor of law at the University of Oslo.[1] She served as rector of the university from 1993 to 1998.[2]

She was a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters.[3] In 1987 she became Norway's first female (full) professor of law. She has published the book Foreldremyndighet og barnerett. Smith was a member of the U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child. In the 1980s, Smith became well-known to the public as the principal judge of the popular quiz show Kvitt eller dobbelt.[2]

Lucy Smith was the wife of Carsten Smith, the former Chief Justice of Norway's Supreme Court. Before that appointment, he was also a law professor at the University of Oslo.


After attending Oslo Cathedral School, Smith studied law, graduating in 1959.[2]


  1. ^ "Lucy Smith er død". Uniforum (in Norwegian Nynorsk). Retrieved 2013-08-28. 
  2. ^ a b c Halvorsen, Marit. "Lucy Smith – utdypning (NBL-artikkel)" (in Norwegian). Norsk biografisk leksikon. Retrieved 7 January 2010. 
  3. ^ "Gruppe 6: Rettsvitenskap" (in Norwegian). Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. Retrieved 26 October 2009. 
Academic offices
Preceded by
Inge Lønning
Rectors of the University of Oslo
Succeeded by
Kaare R. Norum
Non-profit organization positions
Preceded by
Karl Lorck
Chairman of the Norwegian Polytechnic Society
Succeeded by
Lars U. Thulin