David Round's interests lie in the fields of Legal History, Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Environmental Law and Natural Resource Law. He was prompted to write his published book Truth or Treaty: Commonsense Questions about the Treaty of Waitangi in 1998 because of concerns about the effect of Treaty claims on the conservation estate.
David has written on a wide variety of topics, but more recently has tended to concentrate on issues concerning the Treaty and the environment. He is at present working on a second popular book on the Treaty. He also appears reasonably regularly in the pages of the Christchurch Press and other places.
David is a member of the University's Environmental and Resource Use Committee. He is immediate Past-President of the Federated Mountain Clubs and a Trustee of the Maurice White Native Forest Trust and the Canterbury Te Araroa trust. He is also a National Councillor of the New Zealand Highland Cattle Society.
LLB (Hons) (Canterbury), Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand