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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Jenks, Professor Edward

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Jenks, Professor Edward, M.A., LL.B., formerly Dean of the Faculty of Law in Melbourne University, was educated at King's College, Cambridge, where he graduated B. A. in 1886, and subsequently became M.A. and Fellow. In 1886 he was Royal Medallist, and won the Le Bas prize in 1888 and the Thirlwall prize in 1889. He was called to the Bar at the Middle Temple. In May 1889 Mr. Jenks was appointed to the chair of law at Melbourne University in succession to the late Dr. Hearn (q.v.). In this capacity he delivered a course of lectures on the public law of Victoria, which were subsequently revised and published under the title "The Government of Victoria" (London, 1891). Towards the end of the year 1891 Professor Jenks resigned his position in the Melbourne University, and subsequently returned to England.