Stein Evju (1946) graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo in 1975 with a cand. jur. (LL.M.) degree.
He was Professor of Labour Law and headed the Labour Law Group in the Department of Private Law, University of Oslo, 2004-2016, with Norwegian and international labour law as his main fields. He is now Emeritus Professor in the Department of Private Law. Since 2007 he is also Honorary Professor at the University of Aarhus, Department of Law, Denmark.
He worked in the Department of Public and International Law, University of Oslo 1976-1984, from 1981 as associate professor, faculty responsible for labour law, and Head, the Labour Law Section of the department. He was President of the National Labour Court of Norway 1984-2000 and Professor II (part time) of Labour Law in the Faculty of Law, University of Oslo, 1990-2000. In 2001-2003 he was Professor of Labour Law and Business Law at the Norwegian School of Management BI.
He has served as judge ad hoc in the European Court of Human Rights 1999-2003, and has acted as judge in arbitration cases. From 1996 through 2008 he was a member of the European Committee of Social Rights, of which he was President 2001-2003 and General Reporter 2003-2007.
Evju was President of the Norwegian Society for Labour Law, which he has headed since its foundation in 1981, and is active in several international professional networks and associations, including being a member since 1981 of the Executive Committee of the International Society for Labour and Social Security Law (ISLSSL), a founder member and member of the Advisory Committee of the Labour Law Research Network (LLRN), and as a founder member and participant in the European Labour Court Judges’ Meetings (ELCJM). He is an editor and editorial board member of several professional journals etc. He led an international research project – FORMULA – 2008-2012/2014, and is heading a program to develop and expand labour law as a research and academic topic - ArFa - 2008-2017.
- Domestic labour law, especially collective labour law and dismissal protection
- International and comparative labour law
- Human rights in the field of labour law