Professor Robert Cunningham

Robert Cunningham

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.

As a legal practitioner Robert’s efforts have concentrated on the provision of legal information, court advocacy and education within Community Legal Centres and the not-for-profit sector. In his barrister practise within Murray Chambers he specialises in Federal Court matters with a particular emphasis on corporate law, consumer law, native title and intellectual property. He also works in international trade law. As part of his active interest in public interest advocacy, he provides legal advice and court advocacy to not-for-profit organisations.

In academia Robert’s pursuits have primarily focused on the manner in which the law interfaces with international trade, 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.