Mr David Laidlaw
" I’m keenly interested in the evolving Melbourne Model and the University's commitment to reference itself globally as one of the world's leading universities and I see engagement with its alumni as critical to the University's success. "
David Laidlaw is a partner at Maddocks, a law firm specialising in corporate and government law.
David has previously acted as a consultant to the World Bank and AusAID on legal development issues in the Asian region and is a founding member of ADVOC Asia Board. He has also served on the Federal Attorney General's International Legal Services Advisory Council.
David has been involved with the University in many ways including, working with the late Professor Malcolm Smith and the Asian Law Centre on legal capacity-building in Asia, serving as a member of the Asian Law Centre Board, and the Transnational Law and the Graduate Diploma in Law Firm Management advisory boards. He is also a mentor in Melbourne Law School’s alumni mentoring program.
David served as President of the Alumni Council from 2014 to 2016.