Tove Stang Dahl

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Tove Stang Dahl (9 November 1938 – 11 February 1993) (née Tove Thiis Stang) was a Norwegian legal scholar, criminologist, Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo from 1988 until her death, and a pioneer of feminist jurisprudence.[1]

She graduated with the cand.jur. degree in 1965 and was employed at the Faculty of Law directly upon graduation, first at the Department of Criminology and Criminal Law (1965–1977) and then at the Department of Public and International Law. She was one of the founders of the field of women's law as an academic discipline at the University of Oslo in 1975, and became head of department for the new Department of Women's Law (a sub-department of the Department of Public and International Law) in 1978. In 1978, she obtained the dr.juris degree. In 1988 she was appointed by the King-in-Council as Professor of Law.

She received an honorary doctorate at the University of Copenhagen in 1986 and several other accolades. She played a central role in the establishment of the organisation Legal counselling for women and the Centre for Women's Studies at the University of Oslo, and was a member of the city council of Oslo 1967–71.

She was the daughter of art historians Nic. Stang and Ragna Thiis Stang, and was married to historian Hans Fredrik Dahl from 1960 until her death.

Selected publications[edit]


  • Annelene Svingen. Tove Stang Dahl : en annotert bibliografi over bøker og artikler: Oslo : Institutt for offentlig rett, Universitetet i Oslo, 1994 - 33 s. - (Kvinnerettslige studier ; nr 34) (Institutt for offentlig retts skriftserie ; nr 4/1994).