Prof Sandeep Gopalan

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Position

Professor Of Law

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

Department

BL Law

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Contact

Biography

Sandeep Gopalan is the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Academic Innovation at Deakin University. Previously, he served as the Dean of Deakin Law School. Before 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., Northwestern, George Washington, and St Louis. Some of his papers can be downloaded at http://ssrn.com/author=386877. 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.

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Research interests

corporate governance law; international law; commercial law; white-collar crime; corporate law

Knowledge areas

Corporate Governance Law; Commercial Law; International Law; Transnational Commercial Law; Cross-border Insolvency Law

Publications

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2017

From sustainability to conflict minerals: the creeping codification of non-financial disclosure

S Gopalan

(2017), pp. 169-188, Corporate governance codes for the 21st century: international perspectives and critical analyses, Cham, Switzerland, B1

chapter

A principled strategy for addressing the incarceration crisis: redefining excessive imprisonment as a human rights abuse

M Bagaric, S Gopalan, M Florio

(2017), Vol. 38, pp. 1663-1725, Cardozo law review, New York, N.Y., C1

journal

Sound principles, undesirable outcomes: Justice Scalia's paradoxical eighth amendment jurisprudence

M Bagaric, S Gopalan

(2017), Vol. 50, pp. 301-351, Akron law review, [Akron, Ohio], C1

journal

Interpretation and Application of the New York Convention in Ireland

S Gopalan, R Fagan

(2017), Vol. 23, pp. 503-522, Recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards: the interpretation and application of the New York convention by National Courts, Berlin, Germany, B1

chapter
2016

Sober assessment of the link between substance abuse and crime-eliminating drug and alcohol use from the sentencing calculus

M Bagaric, S Gopalan

(2016), Vol. 56, pp. 243-302, Santa Clara law review, Santa Clara, Calif., C1

journal

Cross-border insolvency law and multinational enterprise groups: judicial Innovation as an international solution

S Gopalan, M Guihot

(2016), Vol. 48, pp. 549-616, George Washington international law review, Washington, D.C., C1

journal

Saving the United States from lurching to another sentencing crisis: taking proportionality seriously and implementing fair fixed penalties

M Bagaric, S Gopalan

(2016), Vol. 60, pp. 169-242, Saint Louis University law journal, St. Louis, Mo., C1

journal

Progressive alternatives to imprisonment in an increasingly punitive (and self-defeating) society

S Gopalan, M Bagaric

(2016), Vol. 40, pp. 57-114, Seattle university law review, Tacoma, Wash., C1

journal
2015

Ethical transnational corporate activity at home and abroad: A proposal for reforming continuous disclosure obligations in Australia and the United States

S Gopalan, K Hogan

(2015), Vol. 46, pp. 1-80, Columbia human rights law review, New York, N. Y., C1-1

journal

An agency theoretical approach to corporate board diversity

S Gopalan, K Watson,

(2015), Vol. 52, pp. 1-72, San Diego law review, San Diego, Calif., C1-1

journal

Mandatory corporate social responsibility as a vehicle for reducing inequality: An Indian solution for piketty and the millennials

S Gopalan, A Kamalnath

(2015), Vol. 10, pp. 34-129, Northwestern journal of law and social policy, Chicago, Ill., C1-1

journal

Cross-border insolvency law

S Gopalan, M Guihot

(2015), Sydney, N.S.W., A1

book

Recalcitrant states and international law: the role of the UN Commission of Inquiry on Human Rights Violations in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

M Kirby, S Gopalan

(2015), Vol. 37, pp. 229-294, University of Pennsylvania journal of international law, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

journal

Recognition and enforcement in cross-border insolvency law: A proposal for judicial gap-filling

S Gopalan, M Guihot

(2015), Vol. 48, pp. 2-59, Vanderbilt journal of transnational law, Nashville, Tenn., C1

journal
2014

Enforcing international law: States, IOs, and courts as shaming reference groups

S Gopalan, R Fuller

(2014), Vol. 39, pp. 73-158, Brooklyn journal of international law, Brooklyn, N. Y., C1-1

journal
2012

Demandeur-centricity in transnational commercial law

S Gopalan

(2012), pp. 163-179, Theory and practice of harmonisation, Cheltenham, Eng., B1-1

chapter
2010

Skilling's martyrdom: The case for criminalization without incarceration

S Gopalan

(2010), Vol. 44, pp. 459-504, University of San Francisco law review, San Francisco, Calif, C1-1

journal
2009

Opting only in: Contractarians, waiver of liability provisions, and the race to the bottom

S Gopalan, J Brown

(2009), Vol. 42, pp. 284-315, Indiana law review, Indianapolis : Ind., C1-1

journal
2008

A demandeur-centric theory of regime design in transnational commercial law

S Gopalan

(2008), Vol. 39, pp. 327-381, Georgetown journal of international law, Washington, D.C., C1-1

journal
2007

Alternative sanctions and social norms in international law: The case of Abu Ghraib

S Gopalan

(2007), pp. 785-839, Michigan state law review, East Lansing, Mich., C1-1

journal

Shame sanctions and excessive CEO pay

S Gopalan

(2007), Vol. 32, pp. 758-796, Delaware journal of corporate law, Dayton, Ohio, C1-1

journal

Changing social norms and CEO pay: the role of norms entrepreneurs

S Gopalan

(2007), Vol. 39, pp. 1-57, Rutgers law journal, Camden, N.J., C1-1

journal

Say on pay, and the SEC disclosure rules: Expressive law and CEO compensation

S Gopalan

(2007), Vol. 35, pp. 207-246, Pepperdine law review, Malibu, Calif., C1-1

journal

From Darfur to Sinai to Kashmir: Ethno-religious conflicts and legalization

S Gopalan

(2007), Vol. 55, pp. 403-456, Buffalo law review, Buffalo, N.Y., C1-1

journal

India-Pakistan relations: Legalization and agreement design

S Gopalan

(2007), Vol. 40, pp. 687-726, Vanderbilt journal of transnational law, Dayton, Ohio, C1-1

journal
2004

New trends in the making of international commercial law

S Gopalan

(2004), Vol. 23, pp. 117-142, Journal of law and commerce, Pittsburgh, Pa., C1-1

journal

The creation of international commercial law: Sovereignty felled?

S Gopalan

(2004), Vol. 5, pp. 267-322, San Diego international law journal, San Diego, Calif., C1-1

journal

Transnational commercial law

S Gopalan

(2004), Buffalo, N.Y., A1-1

book
2003

Transitional commercial law: The way forward

S Gopalan

(2003), Vol. 18, pp. 803-849, American University international law review, Washington, D.C., C1-1

journal

The harmonization of national commercial laws: Lessons form the Cape Town and Vienna conventions

S Gopalan

(2003), Vol. 9, pp. 255-270, Law and business review of the Americas, Dallas, Tex., C1-1

journal

Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Indo¿]Australian Cooperation in Enhancing Judicial practices and the Legal Profession

Prof Sandeep Gopalan

  • 2016: $40,300

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2017

Akshaya Kamalnath

Thesis entitled: Gender Diversity on Company Boards: A Corporate Law Analysis

Doctor of Philosophy, Law

Qiuyue Jasmine Wang

Thesis entitled: The Enforcement of Insider Trading Laws in Australia: Reform Proposals

Doctor of Philosophy, Law

2016

Michael Guihot

Thesis entitled: A Transaction Cost Analysis of Cross-Border Insolvency

Doctor of Philosophy, Law