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Daniel Goldsworthy

LLB(Hons), BAppSc, GDipLegalPrac


Daniel is a Lecturer with the College of Law and Justice, and has worked at Victoria University since 2008 as a lecturer, tutor and unit coordinator.   

He is admitted as an Australian Lawyer in the Supreme Court of Victoria. 

Prior to commencing work with the College of Law & Justice, Daniel worked as a solicitor primarily in civil litigation, property and commercial law. He has taught a variety of subjects across multiple faculties, including at the College of Law & Justice and the College of Sport & Exercise Science.

Daniel also holds formal appointments to the University’s Academic Board, as well as the College’s Executive Committee.   

Daniel teaches, or has taught, Introduction to Public Law, Advanced Constitutional Law, Australian Administration Law, Legal Theory and Public International Law. His areas of interest include constitutional law, administrative law, public international law, environmental law, governance, animal law and legal theory.

Daniel was formerly a non-executive director and company secretary for the Forest Stewardship Council Australia (FSC Australia), the national arm of a global not-for-profit organisation that seeks to ensure the responsible management of the world’s forests.  He was also appointed as the Program Manager for the College of Law & Justice, responsible for coordination of the law degree and provision of academic advice to students.

Daniel has distinguished himself as an early career academic, presenting at conferences both nationally and internationally in his chosen fields, having been awarded for his writing on the intersection of legal education, technology and philosophy. 

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

Teaching responsibilities

Public International Law (BLB4143)

Introduction to Public Law (LLW1000)

Advanced Constitutional Law (LLW5002)

Australian Administrative Law (BLB1113)

Legal Theory (BLB2121).

Areas of expertise

  • Constitutional law
  • Governance
  • Public international law
  • Environmental law

Contact details

+61 3 9919 1474