Don Anton is a leading public international lawyer. He took up the Chair in International Law at Griffith Law School in 2015. From 2000-2015 he was a Professor of Law at The Australian National University. He been a Visiting Professor at a number of law schools around the world including the University of Michigan, the University of Yangon, and the University of Alabama.
Don maintains an active international law practice and has appeared as counsel before the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, the Supreme Court of the United States, and the Inter-American Court of Human Right. Don consults regularly with government, and is currently a member of the Australian delegation to the International Seabed Authority. He is leading a major international research project on deep sea mining in the Pacific region funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.