Campbell Hall

Campbell Hall is a modern six storey building which is divided into two wings and accommodates 244 residents. There are 20 accessible rooms in Campbell Hall and general accessibility features have been incorporated throughout the building.

On the ground floor of the building, there are some specialist areas for use by assorted Monash University cohorts.  For information about the various facilities and their usage, please click here.

Campbell Hall's history

Campbell Hall is named in honour and recognition of Emeritus Professor Enid Mona Campbell AC, OBE.

Emeritus Professor Enid Mona Campbell, AC, OBE photograph
Emeritus Professor Enid Mona Campbell, AC, OBE
1932 - 2010

Professor Enid Campbell (1932 - 2010) was an eminent legal scholar and the first female professor and then dean of a law school in Australia. She earned an international reputation for her research and writing on constitutional and administrative law, and her contribution to legal education.

Professor Campbell was born in Launceston, Tasmania, where she attended Methodist Ladies' College and was Dux of the school. At the University of Tasmania she was awarded a Bachelor of Economics, a Bachelor of Laws with first class honours and the university medal in law.

Professor Campbell won a graduate scholarship to Duke University in the United States, where she was awarded a PhD in political science for her examination of the work of the 19th Century legal philosopher John Austin, studying the law from the perspectives of political philosophy, international law  and  comparative politics.

Returning to Australia in 1959, Professor Campbell began her long career of distinguished university-based legal research. Her first book, 'Parliamentary Privilege in Australia', established her as the leading Australian scholar in the field. Her textbook, 'Legal Research: Materials and Methods', was referred to as the "student bible" on legal research in Australia.

In 1967, Professor Campbell was appointed Sir Isaac Isaacs Professor of Law at Monash University, the first woman to hold a chair of law at an Australian university. In 1971, she was appointed Dean of Monash Law School - the first female dean of a law school in Australia. She retired officially from Monash University in 1997 after 30 years of service, but as an emeritus professor remained active as a researcher and author in her field.

Enid Campbell received many awards recognising her achievements and contributions to the law and the community. In 1971, she was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia. In 1979, she was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), and in 2005 was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) - the highest honour that can be conferred on an Australian citizen.

As a leading scholar in a field traditionally dominated by men, Professor Campbell was an inspiration throughout her career for young women studying law.

References: Matthew Groves, 'Obituary: Enid Mona Campbell', AIAL Forum No. 63 - September 2010 Monash University Archives

Photograph: Monash University Archives, IN8342; photographer unknown

Mascot and flag

campell hall logoThe mascot for Campbell Hall is the Kangaroo. Our colours are blue, green, and white and we roos wear these colours on special occasions and to support our fellow residents at sporting events. Our live-in Residential Support Team (RST) offers guidance and support; they're dedicated to making sure you're comfortable with all aspects of campus life and you're included in the fun.

The RST provides academic-support programs, sporting, social and cultural events and they have arranged an events calendar packed with fun so you get all the fantastic social aspects of residential living, as well as your privacy.

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If you'd like to live at Campbell Hall and be part of our community, please apply here.

Located beneath Campbell Hall, the Graduate Student Hub is a study space open to graduate coursework and research students.  Open from 7:00am to 12:00 midnight daily, it features a quiet study area with a range of study pods and desks, an open study area with pods and meeting areas, and a kitchenette.   Swipe access is via registration only.  

Monash Graduate Education (MGE) operates a seminar room here too.  This space is used by MGE to run activities and events for graduate students.  It is also available to be booked by other groups within the University where the primary audience is graduate students.