Professor David Bamford

Academic Status & Web Supervisor

College of Business, Government and Law

place Law & Commerce
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
David joined the Law School in 1994 after 9 years as a practising lawyer in the areas of general civil litigation, workers compensation and industrial law. He remains interested in history and politics, the areas of his first degree. David has combined practice with academic work. He teaches Civil Litigation, Professional Skills and Ethics, Community Legal Practice and Regulating Politics. His research interests include the workings of the civil justice system, and the interaction between law and politics. Commissioned research includes government consultancies that evaluate different aspects of the justice system including restorative justice, community justice and therapeutic court programmes.  From 2007 to 2012 he served as Dean of the Law School. In 2013 David was appointed Associate Head( International) for the Faculty of Education, Humanities, and Law.

Visiting professorships include England, Canada, United States, Finland, Indonesia and South Africa.
Teaching interests
Civil Litigation, Professional Skills & Ethics, Community Legal Practice, Regulating Politics
Supervisory interests
Civil litigation
Courts and judges
Criminal justice
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: specialist criminal courts for indigenous Australians (1), political campaign finance reform in Australia, Canada and United States (1)
Expert for media contact
Bail and Pre-Trial Criminal Process
Civil Justice
Dispute Resolution
Restorative Justice
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Media expertise
  • Law
  • Bail and Pre-Trial Criminal Process
  • Civil Justice
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Restorative Justice

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