Professor David Weisbrot AM

Professor David Weisbrot AM

Professor David Weisbrot AM

Professor David Weisbrot AM is an Emeritus Professor of Law and Honorary Professorial Fellow in Medicine at the University of Sydney.

He is currently a part-time Member of the New South Wales Law Reform Commission; Vice-President and Director of the Australian Academy of Law; a Member of the Strategic Advisory Board of the Garvan Institute‘s Centre for Clinical Genomics (CCG), in Sydney; a Director of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre; an Executive Consultant to Charles Sturt University; and a member of the Advisory Councils of Voiceless: the Animal Protection Institute and the National Pro Bono Resources Centre.

From 1999-2009, David was President of the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) — the longest serving President in the ALRC’s history — and presided over 15 major national inquiries, including those on: the protection of human genetic information; the handling of classified and security sensitive information; gene patenting and human health; sedition laws; federal secrecy laws; Australian privacy law and practice the federal civil justice system; the judicial power of the Commonwealth; marine insurance; uniform evidence laws; civil and administrative penalties; sentencing federal offenders; and Royal Commissions of inquiry. In 2001, David also chaired the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s National Pro Bono Task Force.