Tore Schei

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Tore Schei (born 19 February 1946) is the 19th and current Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Norway, his term having started on 1 August 2002.[1]

He was born in Oslo as a son of Andreas Schei.[2] He is a nephew of Nikolai Schei.

He graduated in law in 1971, and was granted the right to work with Supreme Court cases in 1974.[1] Between 1972 and 1981 he worked for the Office of the Attorney General of Norway.[2] He was also a deputy judge in Ytre Follo District Court during this period, from 1975 to 1976, and was promoted to presiding judge in the Eidsivating Court of Appeal. On 18 October 1985 he was appointed as Justice of the Supreme Court and took office in March the following year. Since 2002, he has been Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Norway.[1]

He also led the Scandinavian inquiry looking into the Scandinavian Star accident.[2] In 2002 he was named Commander with Star of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "Høyesterettsjustitiarius Tore Schei" (in Norwegian). Supreme Court of Norway. Retrieved 30 June 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c Henriksen, Petter, ed. (2007). "Tore Schei". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 30 June 2009. 
  3. ^ Tore Schei Norwegian Royal Family (, retrieved 3 March, 2013 (Norwegian)

Legal offices
Preceded by
Carsten Smith
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Norway