• Entry type: Person
  • Entry ID: IMP0182

Campbell, Enid Mona

(1932 – 2010)
  • Born 30 October, 1932, Launceston Tasmania Australia
  • Died 20 January, 2010, Melbourne Victoria Australia
  • Occupation Academic, Lawyer, Professor


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.


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.



  • 1967 - 1997

    Sir Isaac Isaacs Professor of Law at Monash University, Melbourne

  • 1985 - 1988

    Member of the Constitutional Commission, Canberra

  • 1982 - 1984

    Member of the Law Reform Advisory Council, Victoria

  • 1974 - 1976

    Member of the Royal Commission on Australian Government Administration

  • 1965 - 1967

    Associate Professor Law at the University of Sydney

  • 1962 - 1965

    Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney

  • 1960 - 1961

    Lecturer at the University of Sydney

  • 1959 - 1959

    Lecturer in Political Science, University of Tasmania

  • 1990 - 1990

    Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) at the University of Tasmania

  • 1976 - 1978

    Member of the Council of the Australian National University, Canberra

Published resources

Archival resources

  • National Library of Australia, Manuscript Collection
    • Papers of Enid Campbell, between approximately 1958 and 2010

Related entries

  • Related Organisations
    • Methodist Ladies' College (MLC), Launceston (1886 - 1969)