David McLauchlan

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Professor Faculty of Law


Teaching in 2020


LLM Well


David joined the Faculty of Law in 1971 and has been Professor of Law since 1981. He is also Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Honorary Professor at the University of Queensland, an associate member of Stout Street Chambers in Wellington, and in 2008 he was the McWilliam Professor in Commercial Law at the University of Sydney.

David is the author of two books and has published many book chapters and journal articles, mainly in the areas of the law of contract and commercial law. He has received University awards for excellence in teaching and in research.

David’s recent research has focused on remedies for breach of contract and contract interpretation. His writings have been frequently cited in the judgments of leading Commonwealth courts.

Research interests

  • Law of Contract
  • Remedies

Areas of supervision

  • Law of Contract

Current research

Damages for breach of contract.


Publications from 2010

Full list of Publications


Teaching in 2020