Judge Davis was educated at Herzlia School and the universities of Cape Town and Cambridge. Formerly a professor of law at UCT where he still teaches and the University of Witwatersrand where he was the Director of Applied Legal Studies (CALS) from 1990-1997. While at CALS, he was legal advisor to the multi-party conference that drafted the South African constitution. Judge Davis is the author of 10 books, the most recent, co-authored with Michelle le Roux, being Precedent and Possibility: The Use and (Ab)use of law in South Africa and some 150 academic articles on legal theory, constitutional law, taxation, labour law, competition law, administrative law and South African history. A book on constitutional values, co-edited with Cheryl Saunders and Allan Richter, is his latest publication. He has held visiting professorial posts at universities in Toronto, Melbourne and Florida, and at Harvard, NYU, Brown and Georgetown. He has been a High Court Judge since 1998. Judge Davis joined the board in 2012.