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Knut S. Selmer

Knut Sejersted Selmer (7 November 1924 – 25 March 2009) was a Norwegian legal scholar.

He was born in Aker as a son of professor Ernst Westerlund Selmer (1890–1971) and Ella Sejersted (1895–1968), and was the brother of Ernst Sejersted Selmer. He was a grandnephew of Johan Selmer and Jens Selmer and a first cousin of Francis Sejersted. He finished his secondary education at the Haagaas School in 1944 and graduated with the cand.jur. degree in 1949. He was a deputy judge in Nord-Troms and Fredrikstad between 1949 and 1952. In January 1950 he married Elisabeth Schweigaard.He was a research fellow at the University of Oslo from 1953 to 1959, took the dr.juris degree in 1958 on the thesis The Survival of General Average. A Necessity or an Anachronism?, and also had an average adjuster exam from 1954. He was appointed as a professor of insurance law at the University of Oslo in 1959, and remained here until 1989. He served as dean from 1970 to 1973. His fields in addition to insurance law were maritime law, tort, computer law and privacy law. His best known book was Forsikringsrett (1982), and he also expanded on Ragnar Knoph's basic law book together with Birger Stuevold Lassen, issued the fourth through seventh editions of Knophs oversikt over Norges rett between 1966 and 1975.Together with Jon Bing he organized the "department for EDB issues" in 1971, the current Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law, creating one of the world's first centres of research into that type of issues. Selmer he has also chaired the boards of the Norwegian Data Inspectorate and Lovdata.He was a member of the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters from 1961 and was decorated as a Knight, First Class of the Royal Norwegian Order of St. Olav in 1993 as well as with the Defence Medal 1940–1945. He died in March 2009 in Oslo. A bust of him is located at the Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law.

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Some of their strengths

Knut S. Selmer has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Intense, Sophisticated, Passionate, Imaginative, Curious, Perceptive, and Intelligent.

Intense and Passionate

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Knut S. Selmer is someone who is an intense, passionate, and intuitive person who is fiercely independent, authentic and direct when engaging with others. A person who is known for being a good communicator.

Active and Precise

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Knut S. Selmer well know them as someone who can be tough, active, and sharp, like a sword.

Methodical and Exacting

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Knut S. Selmer as someone who is careful, methodical, and a perfectionist.

A person who forms successful business partnerships, who appreciates the variety the world has to offer, who takes a frugal approach to life and tends to be a workaholic, and who engages in things that let them express their opinion.

Intelligent and Leadership-oriented

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Knut S. Selmer is someone who is able to see things that others don't, and who can be an effective guide or mentor to others.

They are also someone who is balanced, stable, and energetic, who likes the idea of home and family, and who is very comfortable being the person in charge.

Mysterious and Methodical

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Knut S. Selmer tends to be someone who can come across as mysterious and intense, who can be a complex thinker who is methodical and intuitive, and who can overcome challenges that most others would not be able to.

Some of Knut S. Selmer's challenges

While Knut S. Selmer has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Knut S. Selmer can be Emotional, Complicated, Brusque, Indecisive, Unrealistic, Difficult, and Perfectionist.

Complicated and Brusque

One of Knut S. Selmer's key challenges is that they are someone who can be complicated and gruff with others.

Knut S. Selmer must also exercise caution as they can have difficulty dealing with responsibility, authority, or criticism.

Sensitive and Critical

Knut S. Selmer is someone who can be insecure, critical, and pessimistic, who can have difficulty relaxing, can be possessive and jealous, and who can have difficulty listening to others' opinions and perspectives and make hasty decisions.

Sensitive and Aggressive

Finally, Knut S. Selmer also can be too "touchy-feely", have a hard time expressing feelings, be too aggressive and headstrong, and be too unforgiving of others' mistakes.

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