Staff profile - Sam Cusumano

Mr Sam Cusumano

Position: Senior Lecturer
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Business and Law
Department: BL Deakin Law School
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 924 46539 +61 3 924 46539



Sam Cusumano has been a lecturer within the Law School since the inception of the LLB program at Deakin University and is one of the longest serving members of staff. He is a senior lecturer and has taught a wide variety of subjects including Contract Law, Sport and the Law, Civil Procedure and ADR, Restitution Law, Land Law, Property Law, Succession Law, Equity & Trusts and Commercial Law. His passion is his teaching. He has a reputation of being an excellent lecturer and very much dedicated to his students.

Sam is also Chair of the Faculty of the Business and Law Student Misconduct Committee at Deakin University and has held that position for a number of years.

His other passion is his voluntary participation in sport tribunals. He is a member of the following tribunals: VFL, AFL (Vic), AFL (Vic Country), Tennis Victoria and the Northern Football League Tribunal. He is required to hear cases involving disciplinary issues and also appeals from players and officials in the sports of football and tennis.


  • Bachelor of Law(s), University of Melbourne, 1974
  • Master of Laws, Deakin University, 1995

Professional activities

Member of the VFL Tribunal, Member of AFL (Vic) Appeals Board; Member of AFL (Vic Country) Appeals Board, Member of the Northern Football League Tribunal. and Member of Tennis Australia Officials Tribunal.


Teaching Interests

Contract Law, Sports Law, Civil Procedure and ADR, Commercial Law

Subjects and units currently teaching

Contract Law, Business Law, Civil Procedure and ADR, Property Law, Business Law and Sports Law

Knowledge areas

Contract Law, Civil Procedure and ADR, Sports Law and Business Law

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