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Senior Lecturer Above the Bar, University of Canterbury

David is a Senior Lecturer Above the Bar at the University of Canterbury School of Law, where he teaches Land Law, Environmental Law, and Intellectual Property. His research examines how the law sets the terms for human interactions with the other-than-human world, including through the governance of biodiversity, biotechnologies, agricultural crops, and food. David’s research sites are in Australasia and Latin America.


  • –present
    Research Fellow, The University of Queensland


  • 2019 
    University of Queensland, PhD
  • 2014 
    Universitiy of California, Davis, JD
  • 2010 
    Suffolk University, MA, Psychology

Professional Memberships

  • State Bar of California