Tore Schei (born 19 February 1946) is a Norwegian judge and lawyer. He was Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Norway from 1 August 2002 until he retired in 2016, and was succeeded by Toril Marie Øie.[1]

Tore Schei
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Norway
In office
1 August 2002 – 2016
Preceded byCarsten Smith
Succeeded byToril Marie Øie
Personal details
Born (1946-02-19) 19 February 1946 (age 77)
Oslo, Norway
ParentAndreas Schei

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] and in 2018 Commander Grand Cross of the Order of the Lion of Finland.[4]

References edit

  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 (in Norwegian)
  4. ^ "Vuonna 2018 ulkomaalaisille annetut kunniamerkit – Utmärkelsetecken förlänade åt utlänningar 2018". Suomen Valkoisen Ruusun ja Suomen Leijonan ritarikunnat (in Finnish and Swedish). Retrieved 7 September 2022.
Legal offices
Preceded by Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Norway
Succeeded by