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Mr Daniel Goldsworthy



Associate Lecturer


Faculty of Business and Law


Deakin Law School


Geelong Waterfront Campus

+61 3 522 73548


Daniel is an academic with Deakin Law School. He is an Australian Lawyer and is admitted in the Supreme Court of Victoria, Australia.

Daniel is a General Assembly Member of Greenpeace Australia Pacific. He is also the co-founder of the Sentient Animal Law Foundation, a law reform charity with the mission to see animals legislatively recognised and defined as sentient.

Daniel has published book chapters and journal articles in areas including animal welfare law and sentience, constitutional law and theory, public international law, legal education and philosophy, anti-doping regulation, amongst others.

Daniel teaches in the areas of public law, including constitutional law, statutory interpretation, administrative law and public international law. His areas of interest include constitutional law, administrative law, public international law, environmental law, animal law and legal theory. Daniel has distinguished himself as an early career academic, presenting internationally in his chosen fields, having been awarded for his writing on the intersection of legal education, technology and philosophy and for his teaching excellence.

Daniel holds, or has held, numerous board and chair appointments in areas including; international environmental not-for-profit organisations, higher education as a member of university academic boards and chair of university appeals committees and various faculty academic progress committees, as well as chair of sports tribunals.

In his spare time, Daniel enjoys surfing, running, freediving and basketball.

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Research interests

Constitutional Law

Legal Theory

Public International Law

Statutory Interpretation


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Recognising and Defining Animal Sentience through Legislation: A Framework for Importing Positive Animal Welfare through the Five Domains Model

Daniel Goldsworthy, Ian Robertson

(2022), Vol. 48, pp. 1-22, Monash University Law Review, Clayton, Vic., C1

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Reconceptualising Executive Power to Denounce Treaties in the Twenty-First Century

Daniel Goldsworthy, Michael Longo

(2022), Vol. 47, pp. 1-21, Monash University Law Review, Clayton, Vic., C1

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Glory without Power: The Nationhood Power and Commonwealth Spending on Sport

Daniel Goldsworthy

(2021), Vol. 95, pp. 274-285, Australian Law Journal, Sydney, N.S.W., C1

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The future of legal education in the 21st century

Daniel Goldsworthy

(2020), Vol. 41, pp. 243-265, Adelaide law review, Adelaide, S. Aust., C1

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Dworkin's dream: towards a singularity of law

D Goldsworthy

(2019), Vol. 44, pp. 286-290, Alternative Law Journal, London, Eng., C1

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Faster, higher, stronger, upgraded: a conceptual basis for the future regulation of elite sport

Daniel Goldsworthy

(2019), Vol. 38, pp. 163-181, The University of Queensland law journal, St.Lucia, Qld., C1

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Athletes' rights under the World Anti-Doping Code: a legitimate public interest?

Daniel Goldsworthy

(2018), Vol. 43, pp. 197-202, Alternative law journal, London, Eng., C1-1

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Restumping Australia's Constitution: A Case for Environmental Recognition in the Anthropocene

Daniel Goldsworthy

(2017), Vol. 4, pp. 53-69, Australian Journal of Environmental Law, Sydney, N.S.W., C1-1

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To feel or not to feel, that is the legal question: applying 'sentience' in the Animal Welfare Act 1999(NZ)

Daniel Goldsworthy

(2017), Vol. 10, pp. 10-14, New Zealand law journal, Wellington, New Zealand, C1-1

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