David Asper is a lawyer, businessperson and philanthropist based in Winnipeg Canada. He is a recipient of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his community service, the Arbor Award for Outstanding Voluntary Service to the University of Toronto and, in Law School, he was a recipient of the Corpus Juris Secundum Award for the promotion of academic achievement in others.
Starting his career as a lawyer, David focused primarily on criminal defense litigation including successfully representing David Milgaard in overturning one of Canada's most notorious wrongful conviction cases.
Following completion of his Masters of Law at the University of Toronto, David served as Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Manitoba Faculty of Law. He taught Criminal Law, Professional Responsibility, Introduction to Advocacy and oversaw internship students in the University Law Centre clinic. He also supervised and directed student research regarding consent in Sexual Assault cases and the establishment of a permanent archive for Canadian Wrongful Conviction cases. He continues to lecture and comment in popular media on legal matters, and serves on the Law Society of Manitoba Articling Task Force Committee.