Emeritus Professor Louis Waller AO FASSA held the Sir Leo Cussen Chair of Law in Monash University from, 1965 to 2000.
His principle fields of teaching and research were Criminal Law and Evidence, and in the last two decades of this tenure, Law and Medicine and Forensic Medicine.
He was Victorian Law Reform Commissioner in 1982 to 1984 and the first Chairman of the Law Reform Commission of Victoria in 1985.
In 1982 he was appointed the Chairman of the Victorian IVF Committee, then Chairman of the statutory Standing Review and Advisory Committee on Infertility from 1985 to 1993, and Chairman of SRACI’s successor, the infertility Treatment Authority from 1996 until 2001.
He was a member and then Chairman of the Ethics Committee of the Walter And Elliza Hall Institute from 1987 to 2001, and the first lay member and then Chair of the Appeals Committee of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
He has published books, chapters and articles in both legal and medical journals.