David Weisbrot AM
Emeritus Professor of Law & Honorary Professorial Fellow in Medicine
University of Sydney
Adjunct Professor of Law
Macquarie University
+61-2 9389 1995

David Weisbrot AM is Professor of Legal Policy at the US Studies Centre, Sydney University, as well as an Emeritus Professor of Law and Honorary Professorial Fellow in Medicine at Sydney, an Adjunct Professor of Law at Macquarie University, and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.

David was President of the Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) from 1999-2009, where he led 15 major projects, including the landmark inquiries into the Protection of Human Genetic Information (Essentially Yours), Gene Patenting and Human Health (Genes and Ingenuity), and Australian Privacy Law and Practice (For Your Information, 2008).

David is currently a Member of the Human Genetics Advisory Committee of the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), and in 2010 received the NHMRC’s biennial award for "The Most Outstanding Contribution to Health and Medical Research". He is also a member of the New South Wales Law Reform Commission, and the Board of Directors of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre and a member of the Advisory Councils of Voiceless: the Animal Protection Institute, the National Pro Bono Centre, and the Rule of Law Institute-Australia.

David was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2006 for "service to the law, in the areas of law reform, education and access to legal services, and through contributions to research, analysis and policy development on a range of matters of public interest".

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Tuesday 26 July 2011: 2:00pm - 3:20pm