Owen Hood PhillipsOwen Hood Phillips, QC (30 September 1907 – 25 May 1986) was a British jurist. He was Lady Barber Professor of Jurisprudence at the University of Birmingham and Dean of the Faculty of Law, Vice-Principal and Pro-Vice-Chancellor of that university.
The son of Surgeon-Captain John Elphinstone Hood Phillips, RN and of Kathleen Marian Esther, , Phillips was educated at Weymouth College, and went up to Merton College, Oxford in 1926, graduating MA and BCL. He was called to the Bar by Gray's Inn in 1930. After pupillages, Phillips did not practise at the bar, instead opting for an academic career. He was a lecturer at King's College, London from 1931 to 1935, at Trinity College Dublin from 1935 to 1937, when he returned to King's College as Reader in English Law and vice-dean.
During the Second World War he served in the Ministries of Labour and National Service and Aircraft Production. In 1946, he became Lady Barber chair of jurisprudence at the University of Birmingham, becoming Dean of the Faculty of Law in 1949, serving until 1968.
He married Lucy Mary Carden, ''née'' Philip, in 1949. Provided by Wikipedia