Colin Howard 1978-1983

Colin Howard was born in England in 1928 and was educated at Prince Henry's Grammar School, Worcestershire, the University of London (LLB, 1955; LLM, 1956) and the University of Melbourne. He came to Australia in 1958 having been appointed lecturer in law at the University of Queensland. In 1960, he became senior lecturer in law at the University of Adelaide and was appointed Hearn Professor of Law at the University of Melbourne in 1965. He held this post until 1990, serving as dean of law from 1978 to 1983.

From 1973–6, he was General Counsel to the Commonwealth Attorney-General. His many books include Companies: What They Are and How They Work; The Constitution, Power and Politics and Australian Criminal Law. He became a Queen's Counsel in 1996. He was also General Counsel to the Victorian Government Solicitor. He retired from practice in February 2001. Professor Howard died on the 2nd September 2011.