Michael Curtotti is Deputy University Counsel (Acting) in the Australian National University Legal Office. He is studying part-time towards a PhD in the ANU Research School of Computer Science on the topic “Computational Tools for Reading and Writing the Law”.
Previously, Michael worked as Associate Legal Counsel at the University of Western Sydney and he has run his own IP law practice. Earlier in his career, Michael worked in the human rights sector for the Australian Baha’i Community, and served as Secretary of the Australian Forum of Human Rights Organisations, undertaking advocacy on issues such as racism, human rights education and religious persecution. He is Vice Chair of the Human Rights Council of Australia and continues work in the human rights field on a voluntary basis. He has worked in legal and policy roles in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (including in respect of the ozone layer, the Antarctic Treaty and climate change) and in the Royal Australian Navy.
He holds a Master of International Law (ANU) and a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws (UNSW). His research interests include legal informatics and the human rights of non-citizens.