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Norges Høyesterett


Toril Marie Øie

Chief Justice


President since: 1 March 2016


Justice of the Supreme Court since: 1 August 2004


Career before being justice of the Supreme Court:

Education, formal qualifications :

Law degree, University of Oslo, 1986

License to practice law, 1990



Higher executive officer and acting legal adviser, Department of Legislation,

Ministry of Justice 1986-1988

Deputy judge, acting judge and acting chief judge, Strømmen District Court,


Legal adviser, Department of Legislation, Ministry of Justice, 1990-2000 

Head of Department, leader of the Unit for Criminal Law and Legal

Proceedings, Department of Legislation, Ministry of Justice 2000-2004 

First lecturer II (part-time), Law Faculty, University of Oslo, 1994-2002



Member of the Norwegian Board of the Nordic Law Conferences since 2008
Member and later Chairman of the Board of Løvenskiold's Legacy 2005-2015
Subject editor of Norwegian Law Comments 2011-2015
Former member of the Board of the Norwegian Criminal Association



Author and co-author of a number of books and articles, particularly in the fields of criminal law and procedural law