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Russell, Enid Majorie

Occupation
Lawyer, Lecturer and Solicitor

Summary

Enid Russell was the first female graduate of the University of Western Australia Law School in 1930. She was admitted as a legal practitioner in 1931 - becoming the first Western Australian woman admitted to legal practice in Western Australia. During World War 2 Russell joined the South African Women's Army Service. She was also a part-time lecturer, University of Western Australia Law School between 1946-1951 and the author of A History of the Law in Western Australia and Its Development From 1829 to 1979 (Perth: UWA Press, 1980).

Sources used to compile this entry: Dixon, Marion, The Life of a Distaff Legal Pioneer, Western Australian Law Review, Review of Lloyd Davies, (2000) Sheila: A biography of Sheila Mary McClemans, March 2002, 259-67 pp, http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/UWALawRw/2002/6.pdf; http://www.law.uwa.edu.au/alumni/graduates/1930s/russell; http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/UWALawRw/2002/6.pdf.

Larissa Halonkin

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