Professor Robert Cunningham

Professor Robert Cunningham

Dean and Head
Curtin Law School
Curtin University
Australia

Professor Robert Cunningham is Dean and Head of Curtin Law School, barrister within Murray Chambers and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law. Throughout his professional career, he has engaged with the law in his capacity as both legal practitioner and academic. In his barrister practise within Murray Chambers he specialises in Federal Court matters with an emphasis on matters such as corporate law, consumer protection, native title and intellectual property. In academia Robert’s pursuits have primarily focused on the manner in which the law interfaces with international trade, ecological sustainability, corporate governance and information governance. He has published numerous academic journal articles and books, as both sole-author and co-author, primarily in the fields of corporate law, intellectual property and international trade law. Robert is the author of Information Environmentalism: a governance framework for intellectual property rights published by Edward Elgar. He maintains teaching commitments in Corporate Law, Corporate Governance and World Trade Organisation Law.