Robert J. Currie is a professor at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University, where he teaches international and transnational criminal law, public international law, international advocacy, evidence, criminal law, civil procedure, and law and technology. He studied at both St Francis Xavier University and the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University, and has degrees in law from Dalhousie and the University of Edinburgh. A member of the Nova Scotia Bar since 2000, Professor Currie has practiced both civil litigation and criminal law, and has appeared before all levels of court in Nova Scotia, as well as before the Federal Court.
Professor Currie has authored, co-authored, or co-edited numerous books, articles, and comments in the area of international and transnational criminal law, and his work has been cited by Canadian courts. The first edition of this book, published in 2010, was short-listed for the Walter Owen Book Prize for Outstanding Canadian Legal Literature and has been cited by the Supreme Court of Canada and other Canadian courts. He acts as a consultant for both government and private clients and is often called upon to provide CLE and judicial education for the practising bar. He is a former president of the Law Reform Commission of Nova Scotia, a member of the executive committee of the Canadian Council on International Law (CCIL), and on the board of directors of the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law (ISRCL). In 2008, Professor Currie was honoured with the Dalhousie Law Students’ Society and Alumni Association Award for Excellence in Teaching.