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About Francina Cantatore

Doctor of Philosophy - Bond University
Master of Arts - Griffith University
Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice [with Merit] - Australian National University
Bachelor of Laws [Honours] - University of Natal

Bachelor of Arts - University of Pretoria
Franci is admitted to practice on the Rolls of the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia. Prior to practising as special counsel with a local law firm and joining the Bond Faculty of Law, she was the in-house legal adviser for an Australian finance company. She previously practised as a solicitor and barrister in South Africa.
Franci's specialty areas of practice and research are commercial and consumer law, media law, property and finance law, as well as intellectual property law. She holds a PhD from Bond University in the area of copyright law. Franci teaches in the areas of Property Law, Personal Property Transactions and Media and Communications Law. She has published a book on Copyright and Publishing in the Digital Sphere and also a number of articles on her research areas in refereed academic journals.
She established and is currently the Director of the Bond Law Clinic, a Faculty run law clinic which provides free legal advice to small businesses and non-profit organisations.


Present Assistant Professor, Bond University



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Honors and Awards

  • 2016 Faculty of Law Emerging Research Excellence Award

Contact Information

Faculty of Law
Bond University QLD 4229
Phone:+61 7 559 51284


Books (1)

Recent Works (2)

Consumer and Competition Law (9)

Intellectual Property Law (8)