Enid Mona Campbell

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

30 October 1932
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
20 January 2010
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Academic, Lawyer and 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.

Sources used to compile this entry: Faith, Hope and Charity Australian Women and Imperial Honours: 1901-1989, Australian Women's Archives Project, March 2003, http://www.womenaustralia.info/exhib/honours/honours.html; Enid Campbell interviewed by Ruth Campbell in the Law in Australian society oral history project [sound recording], 1995, 816530; National Library of Australia, Oral History and Folklore Collection; Herd, Margaret (ed.), Who's Who in Australia 2002, 38 edn, Crown Content, Melbourne, 2002, 2020 pp; accessed 18102002 and Who's Who in Australia 2002, p. 362.

Prepared by Anne Heywood