Research Output per year
I am admitted to legal practice on the Rolls of the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia. Prior to joining the Bond Faculty of Law, I was the in-house legal adviser for an Australian finance company and held the position of Director in the firm. I have previously practised as a barrister and continue to practice as a consultant solicitor, currently holding the position of Special Counsel with Cronin Litigation Lawyers.
In 2013, I established and continue to manage the Bond Law Clinic Program as Director of clinics. The Program is a Faculty run clinical pro bono program which consists of six pro bono law clinics (Commercial Law, Community Law, Criminal Law, Immigration Law, Start-up Law and Human Rights Clinic). The Commercial and Immigration Law Clinics, held at the Law Faculty premises, provide free legal advice to small businesses and non-profit organisations, as well as disadvantaged and vulnerable immigrants and visa holders, respectively.
I am currently researching in the following areas:
- Intellectual Property (IP) management in the third sector (Collaborating with Dr Elizabeth Crawford-Spencer, JCU)
- How small businesses manage IP on the internet
- The role of law clinics in creating experiential learning opportunities for students and preparing them for legal practice
- The benefits of pro bono law clinics in providing access to justice for the community
- Graduate employability and law clinics
- Copyright and publishing in the digital sphere
- Consumer law and consumer credit law
I was awarded the 2016 Faculty of Law Emerging Research Excellence Award, and am currently engaged in IP reseach, collaborative national and international clinical education research, and copyright research, as well as consumer law research. I am also the founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Australian Journal of Clinical Education, and serve on the executive committee of the Centre for Professional Legal Education.
Statement for HDR students
I am interested in supervising HDR students in the following areas:
- Legal Education
- Copyright, Intellectual Property Rights
- Media Law
- Property Law
- Consumer Law and Consumer Credit Law
- Clinical education and pro bono clinics
A Practice-Based Approach: Improving Law Student Employability Skills in the Context of a Pro Bono Teaching ClinicCantatore, F. 2018
Research output: Contribution to conference › Presentation
Effective Intellectual Property Management for Small to Medium Businesses and Social Enterprises: IP branding, licenses, trademarks, copyrights, patents and contractual arrangementsCantatore, F. & Crawford-Spencer, E. 1 Oct 2018 Irvine, CA: BrownWalker Press. 272 p.
Research output: Book/Report › Scholarly edition
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
Research output: Other contribution › Submission to government
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Supervisor: Johnston, J. (Supervisor) & Van Caenegem, W. (Supervisor)
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis
The Doctrinal Coherence of the Torrens System of Land Registration in Australia: Evolution or Revolution?Author: Griggs, L., 10 Jun 2017
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis