Foundation Dean of Law
Sir David Plumley DERHAM (1920-1985)
Dean, Faculty of Law (1963-1968)
Professor Derham graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Laws from the University of Melbourne.Early career
Professor Derham practised as a barrister, 1948-51; Independent Lecturer in Constitutional Law, 1949-51, Professor of Jurisprudence,1951-64, University of Melbourne; Member of the Chief Justice's Law Reform Committee, 1951-63; Visiting Tutor in Law, Wadham College, Oxford University, 1953; Carnegie Travelling Fellow, 1953-54; Constitutional Law consultant to the Indian Law Institute, 1958-59; Senior Research Fellow in Law and Behavioral Sciences, University of Chicago Law School, 1961; Visiting Professor at Northwestern University Law School, 1961.
During World War II, Professor Derham served as a major in the Australian Imperial Force.Monash career
In 1963, Professor Derham was appointed founding dean of the Faculty of Law at Monash University. He resigned in order to become Vice-Chancellor of the University of Melbourne in 1968.
Who's Who in Australia, 1985. Personnel file.
Professor Derham, 1968
David Derham Faculty of Law