Professor John SwinsonProfessor John Swinson
Professor, School of Law

John is a professor at The University of Queensland in the Law faculty, teaching Internet law, privacy law, cybersecurity law, information technology law, copyright law, and the application of law to new technologies.

John Swinson is a former partner of the international law firm King & Wood Mallesons and has 30 years of legal experience, with principle focus on technology law and intellectual property law.

After graduating from UQ with computer science and law degrees, John continued to Harvard Law School as a Fulbright and Frank Knox Scholar where he received a Masters of Law. Barak Obama was a member of his graduating class. John passed the NY bar examination and practiced technology law in NY State.

John is a past President of the Australian Fulbright Alumni Association and was Chair of the auDA Policy Review Panel to introduce the new .au domain name space in Australia.

Since 2000, John has been an arbitrator for the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO, which is a United Nations organisation based in Geneva) under the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) and au Dispute Resolution Policy (auDRP).

John assists corporations who have been subject to cybersecurity attacks with resulting legal issues.