David Wright was Associate Dean of Law (International), University of Adelaide Law School. Additionally, he has held the posts of Associate Dean of Law (Research) and Associate Dean of Law (Postgraduate), has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Tokyo and a Visiting Research Scholar at Kings' College London. He is a senior lecturer at the University of Adelaide and is admitted as a barrister in the Supreme Court of South Australia, the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory, the Supreme Court of Tasmania, the Federal Court and the High Court, as well as a solicitor in NSW. He holds an undergraduate law degree with Honours from the University of Sydney and a postgraduate degree from University of British Columbia, as well as holding the qualification TEP the highest qualification awarded by the large international organisation STEP (the society of Trust and Estate Planners).
Most of his research involves either Equity and/ or Remedies. He is the title editor of the Equity volumes in the Laws of Australia. Additionally, David is the editor of the Australian Succession and Trusts Law Reports. Additionally, he is a member of the executive committee of the Law Council of Australia subcommittee on the Competition and Consumer Act. He has written five books, several book chapters and numerous articles. His work has been cited by the High Court and the full Federal court, as well as being cited by leading legal books.
Before joining the Law School David taught at the University of Sydney, was employed by the NSW Law Reform Commission and worked at the multi-national law firm of Blake, Dawson.