Dr. David Jefferson is a Research Fellow with the ‘Harnessing Intellectual Property to Build Food Security’ ARC Laureate Project at The University of Queensland School of Law.
David holds a PhD from The University of Queensland School of Law, a Juris Doctorate (JD) degree from the University of California, and a Masters of Arts in Community Psychology from Suffolk University. He is licensed to practice law before the State Bar of California, USA. David has engaged in legal research and practice in the areas of intellectual property, agriculture, genetic resources governance, and biotechnology for numerous years, including as a member of the Public Intellectual Property Resource for Agriculture (PIPRA) (USA) and in collaboration with the UC Davis Chile Life Sciences Innovation Center (Chile) and the Northwest Center for Biological Research (Mexico). In 2016, David received a United States Fulbright Fellowship to study the making of a new intellectual property law in Ecuador.