Prof. Sandeep Gopalan

Sandeep GopalanBefore joining Deakin University, Professor Sandeep Gopalan was the Dean of the Law School at the University of Newcastle. Prior to this, he served for four years as the Head of the Department of Law at the National University of Ireland Maynooth. He has held positions previously as an Associate Professor of Law in the United States and in the United Kingdom for several years.

Professor Gopalan worked as an investment banker on Wall Street, and as a lawyer in California before embarking on his career in academia. He graduated with a Gold Medal from the National Law School of India, and went up to Oxford (where he was a Rhodes Scholar) for his B.C.L., and D.Phil. degrees. He was appointed to the Arizona Aerospace and Defense Commission by the Governor of Arizona, and he served as Chairman during 2006-07. He has served as Co-Chairman of the American Bar Association (ABA) Aerospace and Defense Industries Committee, as Vice-Chairman of the ABA International Secured Transactions and Insolvency Law Committee, and as a Member of the ABA Commission on Immigration.

Professor Gopalan’s research has been published by leading law journals in the United States, including at Columbia, Vanderbilt, U.Penn., George Washington, and Stanford. Some of his papers can be downloaded at He has published a number of opinion pieces in newspapers including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Australian, the Huffington Post, the Irish Times, and the Irish Independent. Gopalan has also appeared on a number of TV and radio shows as an expert commentator on a variety of legal issues.