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Campbell, Enid Mona (1932 - 2010)

OBE, AC LLB (Hons), Bec, PhD, Hon. LLD

Born
30 October 1932
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Died
20 January 2010
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Academic, Lawyer and Professor

Summary

Professor Enid Campbell, a leading Australian scholar in constitutional law and administrative law, was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (Civil) on 16 June 1979 for services to education in the field of law. Campbell, who was the first female dean of a law faculty in Australia, was bestowed with the degree of Doctor of Laws honoris causa by the University of Tasmania in 1990.

Details

Enid Campbell was born in Launceston and educated there at Methodist Ladies College where she was dux of the school. At the University of Tasmania she studied economics and law and graduated in 1955. Accepting a scholarship to Duke University (North Carolina) she completed a PhD that included the study of international law, jurisprudence and public administration.

In 1959, Enid Campbell returned to Tasmania and became the first female lecturer in the Law School, teaching political science. The next year she took a lecturing position at the University of Sydney and from 1965 to 1967 was Associate Professor in Law.

In 1967 she was appointed Sir Isaac Isaac Professor of Law at Monash University, a position she held until her retirement in 1997.

Events

1959
Lecturer in Political Science, University of Tasmania
1960 - 1961
Lecturer at the University of Sydney
1962 - 1965
Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney
1965 - 1967
Associate Professor Law at the University of Sydney
1967 - 1997
Sir Isaac Isaacs Professor of Law at Monash University, Melbourne
1974 - 1976
Member of the Royal Commission on Australian Government Administration
1976 - 1978
Member of the Council of the Australian National University, Canberra
1982 - 1984
Member of the Law Reform Advisory Council, Victoria
1985 - 1988
Member of the Constitutional Commission, Canberra
1990
Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) at the University of Tasmania

Sources used to compile this entry: accessed 18102002 and Who's Who in Australia 2002, p. 362.

Anne Heywood

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