Emeritus Prof. David Barker AM
FAAL, LLB (Lond), MPhil (Kent), LLM (Cantab), GradDipPLT (UTS)


David Barker is Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). In 2016, he was awarded a PhD in Law by Macquarie University. He is Secretary and a Foundation Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law. He has held many other positions, including Secretary, Chairperson and President of the Australasian Law Teachers Association (ALTA), former Chair, Council of Australian Law Deans (CALD), Member of the NSW Legal Profession Admission Board, Editor of the ALTA Research Series, Legal Education Digest and Cavendish Essential Law Series and Co-Editor of Law Asia. He is a former Dean of the Law Faculties of UTS and the University of Westminster (UK) and was Head of the University of Hertfordshire School of Law (UK). He is also a past President of the City of Sydney Law Society (2009).

He is the author of the best-selling UK law book, Law Made Simple and the Australian law book, Essential Australian Law.
In 2006 in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM): ‘For service to legal education in Australia and the Pacific region, to professional associations and to the community.’