Geoff Law was born in 1958 and lives in Hobart. Since 1981 he has worked to protect Tasmania's wilderness, largely with the Wilderness Society. He is a keen bushwalker who has trekked in the wild country of Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and the Himalayas, but most extensively in Tasmania.
In 2002, Geoff Law was named Wild magazine's Environmentalist of the Year. In 2004, he became one of the 'Gunns 20' - a gropu of conservationists and organisations being sued by woodchip giant Gunns for actions arising from the campaign to protect Tasmania's forests.