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Professor Sandeep Gopalan

Head of School & Dean

Newcastle Law School

Career Summary

Biography

Professor Sandeep Gopalan is the Dean of the Newcastle Law School, University of Newcastle. Previously, he served for four years as the Head of the Department of Law at the National University of Ireland Maynooth. Before moving to Ireland, he was an Associate Professor of Law for several years in the United States and in the United Kingdom. Prior to his academic career, he worked as an investment banker on Wall Street, and as a lawyer in California. Professor Gopalan 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. 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.

Research Expertise
Transnational commercial law, international law theory, corporate governance, commercial law

Teaching Expertise
Contract law, corporate governance, transnational commercial law, and international law






Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws (Honours), National Law School of India

Keywords

  • Contract Law
  • Transnational commercial law
  • commercial law
  • corporate governance
  • international law
  • international law theory
  • transnational commercial law

Languages

  • English (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
150303 Corporate Governance and Stakeholder Engagement 40
180105 Commercial and Contract Law 30
180116 International Law (excl. International Trade Law) 30

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2004 Gopalan S, Transnational Commercial Law, Hein, New York City, USA, 341 (2004) [A1]

Chapter (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Gopalan S, 'Demandeur-Centricity in Transnational Commercial Law', Theory and Practice of Harmonisation, Elgar, Oslo, Norway 163-180 (2012) [B1]

Journal article (19 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Gopalan S, Hogan K, 'Ethical Transnational Activity at Home and Abroad: A Proposal for reforming US and Australian Continuous Disclosure Obligations', Columbia Human Rights Law Review, 46 1-70 (2015)
2015 Gopalan S, Watson K, 'An Agency Theoretical Approach to Corporate Board Diversity', San Diego Law Review, 52 1-72 (2015)
2015 Gopalan S, Kamalnath A, 'Mandatory Corporate Social Responsibility as a Vehicle for Reducing Inequality: An Indian Solution for Piketty and the Millennials', Northwestern Journal of Law and Social Policy, 10 1-77 (2015)
2014 Gopalan S, Bagaric M, 'Unshackling Society from the Burden of Imprisonment: Gps Technology and Offshore Prisons for a New Age', Stanford Journal of Criminal Law & Policy, 1-50 (2014)
2013 Gopalan S, Fuller R, 'Enforcing international law: States, IOS, and courts as shaming reference groups', Brooklyn Journal of International Law, 39 73-158 (2013) [C1]
2010 Gopalan S, 'Skilling's Martyrdom in The Case for Criminalization without Incarceration', University of San Francisco Law Review, 459-459 (2010) [C1]
2009 Gopalan S, 'Opting Only in Contractarians, Waiver of Liability Provisions, and the Race to the Bottom', Indiana Law Review, 285-285 (2009) [C1]
2008 Gopalan S, 'A Demandeur-Centric Theory of Regime Design in Transnational Commercial Law', Georgetown Journal of International Law, 327-381 (2008) [C1]
2007 Gopalan S, 'Shame Sanctions and Excessive CEO Pay', Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, 757-797 (2007) [C1]
2007 Gopalan S, 'From Darfur to Sinai to Kashmir: The Case for Legalization', Buffalo Law Review, 403-455 (2007) [C1]
2007 Gopalan S, 'India-Pakistan Relations: A Case for Legalization', Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, 687-726 (2007) [C1]
2007 Gopalan S, 'Say on Pay, and the SEC Disclosure Rules: Expressive Law and CEO Compensation', Pepperdine Law Review, 207-246 (2007) [C1]
2007 Gopalan S, 'Alternative Sanctions in International Law: The case of Abu Ghraib', Michigan State Law Review, 785-839 (2007) [C1]
2007 Gopalan S, 'Changing Social Norms on CEO Compensation: The Role of Norms Entrepreneurs', Rutgers Law Journal, 1-58 (2007) [C1]
2004 Gopalan S, 'New Trends in the Making of International Commercial Law', Journal of Law and Commerce, 117-168 (2004) [C1]
2004 Gopalan S, 'The Creation of International Commercial Law: Sovereignty Felled?', San Diego International Law Journal, 267-322 (2004) [C1]
2003 Gopalan S, 'The Harmonization of National Commercial Laws: Lessons from the Cape Town and Vienna Conventions', Law and Business Review of the Americas, 255-269 (2003) [C1]
2003 Gopalan S, 'Transnational Commercial Law: The Way Forward', American University International Law Review, 803-849 (2003) [C1]
2003 Gopalan S, 'Securing Mobile Assets: The Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment', North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation, 59-82 (2003) [C1]
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Conference (40 outputs)

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2013 Gopalan S, 'Cape Town Convention and the Relationship with National Law: A Response to J Wool', Oxford Law Faculty in conjunction with University of Washington School of Law Cape Town Convention Academic Project - 2nd Conference, University of Oxford (2013) [E3]
2012 Gopalan S, 'Should Corporate Fiduciaries Who Commit White Collar Crimes Be Imprisoned?', Should Corporate Fiduciaries Who Commit White Collar Crimes Be Imprisoned?, Bristol (2012) [E3]
2012 Gopalan S, 'Regulating the Legal Profession', _, _ (2012) [E3]
2011 Gopalan S, 'Law and Economics of regulating the Legal Profession', _, _ (2011) [E3]
2011 Gopalan S, 'Law and Economics of White Collar Crime', _, Dublin (2011) [E3]
2010 Gopalan S, 'Alternative Sanctions for Corporate Governance Offences', _, _ (2010) [E3]
2010 Gopalan S, 'Shaming in International Law', _, King's College London (2010) [E3]
2010 Gopalan S, 'Agency Costs in International Law', _, University of Cambridge (2010) [E3]
2010 Gopalan S, 'An Agency Cost Theory of International Law', _, University of Oxford (2010) [E3]
2009 Gopalan S, 'Prosecuting Bush & Co. for Torture', _, Trinity College (2009) [E3]
2009 Gopalan S, 'Skilling's Martyrdom: Criminalization without Incarceration', _, Queen's University Belfast (2009) [E3]
2009 Gopalan S, 'Competing Visions of International Law', _, German Historical Institure (2009) [E3]
2009 Gopalan S, 'A Design Analysis of the Indo-U.S. Nuclear Cooperation Agreement', _, University of Reading (2009) [E3]
2009 Gopalan S, 'Enforcing Treble Damages Awards from U.S. Class Actions in the U.K.', _, University of Johannesburg (2009) [E3]
2009 Gopalan S, 'Social Norms in Markets', _, University of Oxford (2009) [E3]
2009 Gopalan S, 'The U.S. and EU as International Actors', _, Hull (2009) [E3]
2009 Gopalan S, 'Shame Sanctions and Social Norms in International Law', _, Lisbon (2009) [E3]
2009 Gopalan S, 'A Social Norms Approach to Behaviour Modification', _, Illinois (2009) [E3]
2009 Gopalan S, 'Solving the Kashmir Dispute', _, Durham University (2009) [E3]
2009 Gopalan S, 'Litigation as a Corporate Governance Tool: Doomed to Failure?', _, University of Glasgow (2009) [E3]
2009 Gopalan S, 'Bush & Co: War Criminals?', _, London (2009) [E3]
2009 Gopalan S, 'Regulatory Responses to the Financial Crisis', _, University of Hull (2009) [E3]
2009 Gopalan S, 'Rational Choice in Transnational Commercial Law', _, Dehli (2009) [E3]
2009 Gopalan S, 'Piracy: Is International Law Part of the Problem?', _, Gujarat National Law University (2009) [E3]
2009 Gopalan S, 'The Draft EC Consumer Directive: A Behavioural Law and Economics Analysis', _, Manchester University (2009) [E3]
2008 Gopalan S, 'Social Norms and Regulation: The Case of Coffee', _, University of Dundee (2008) [E3]
2008 Gopalan S, 'India's Terrorism Laws: An Expressive Analysis', _, Aberystwyth University (2008) [E3]
2008 Gopalan S, 'Discussant', _, Birkbeck College (2008) [E3]
2008 Gopalan S, 'Ethics and Norms in Foreign and Defence Policy, and Managing Europe's Borders', _, United Kingdom (2008) [E3]
2008 Gopalan S, 'Demandeur-Centricity in Transnational Commercial Law', _, London (2008) [E3]
2008 Gopalan S, 'Alternative Sanctions in International Law: The case of Abu Ghraib', _, University of Denver (2008) [E3]
2008 Gopalan S, 'A Demandeur-centric Approach to Regime Design', _, University of Denver (2008) [E3]
2007 Gopalan S, 'Shaming in International Law', _, Arizona State University (2007) [E3]
2007 Gopalan S, 'White Collar Crime and the Problem of Criminalizing Agency Costs', _, _ (2007) [E1]
2006 Gopalan S, 'Regulatory Regimes for Nanotechnology', _, _ (2006) [E1]
2005 Gopalan S, 'Teaching International Law', _, UNCTAD/WTO (2005) [E1]
2002 Gopalan S, 'The Space Protocol of the UNIDROIT Convention: Launching Pad for Space Finance', _, University of Mississippi (2002) [E1]
2002 Gopalan S, 'The Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment as Applied to Space Property', _, _ (2002) [E1]
2002 Gopalan S, 'Legal Responses to Internet Child Pornography: The Way Forward', _, USA (2002) [E1]
2002 Gopalan S, 'Harmonizing National Commercial Laws to Facilitate International Commerce: UNIDROIT Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment', _, Las Vegas (2002) [E1]
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Other (23 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2011 Gopalan S, 'Time Pakistan called a halt on double game', . Australia: The Australian (2011) [O1]
2011 Gopalan S, 'Was bin Laden's Killing Lawful', . New York City, USA: Wall St Journal (2011) [O1]
2010 Gopalan S, 'Pulling the Afghan bus from the ditch', . Washington DC, USA: Washington Times (2010) [O1]
2010 Gopalan S, 'Behind the Burqa', . New York City, USA: New York Times (2010) [O1]
2010 Gopalan S, 'Russia's Islamic Time Bomb', . Washington DC, USA: Washington Times (2010) [O1]
2010 Gopalan S, 'A Time for Paddywhackery', . New York City, USA: Wall St Journal (2010) [O1]
2010 Gopalan S, 'Google's Faustian Bargain Unravels', : The Huffington Post (2010) [O1]
2010 Gopalan S, 'A Hybrid Conservatorship Model for Greece?', : The Huffington Post (2010) [O1]
2010 Gopalan S, 'Sorry Pope, It Hasn't Worked', : The Huffington Post (2010) [O1]
2010 Gopalan S, 'Another Opportunity in Afghanistan', : The Huffington Post (2010) [O1]
2010 Gopalan S, 'An Unlawful Bailout', . New York City, USA: Wall St Journal (2010) [O1]
2010 Gopalan S, 'Banks must help solve the lurking crisis in mortgage defaults', . Ireland: The Irish Independent (2010) [O1]
2010 Gopalan S, 'Put Pirates to the Sword', . New York City, USA: Wall St Journal (2010) [O1]
2010 Gopalan S, 'Fixing Europe's Immigration Problem', . New York City, USA: Wall St Journal (2010) [O1]
2010 Gopalan S, 'EU Should Steer US Away From Air Strike on Iran', . Ireland: The Irish Times (2010) [O1]
2010 Gopalan S, 'Commission is Needed to Investigate Bank Failures', : The Sunday Business Post (2010) [O1]
2008 Gopalan S, 'Aerospace and Defense Industries review', ( pp.579-581): International Law (2008) [O1]
2003 Gopalan S, 'Picking Directors by Proxy', : Daily Business Review (2003) [O1]
2003 Gopalan S, 'Time to regulate this mess', : National Law Journal (2003) [O1]
2002 Gopalan S, 'Coping With Tie-in Deals and Other Shenanigans', : The Business Times (2002) [O1]
2001 Gopalan S, 'Pornography Rulings: Red Herring Legalities or Sickness Loopholes', . USA: The Texas Mercury (2001) [O1]
2001 Gopalan S, 'Storm in a Petri dish', : Deccan Herald (2001) [O1]
2001 Gopalan S, 'New Agreement a Big Step for WTO', : The Stanford Daily (2001) [O1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 1
Total funding $55,000

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20091 grants / $55,000

India, the 123 Agreement, and NuclearEnergy: Issues of International Law$55,000

Funding body: British Academy

Funding body British Academy
Project Team
Scheme UK-South Asia Partnerships
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2011
GNo
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed0
Current9

Total current UON EFTSL

PhD6.2

Current Supervision

Commenced Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2015 Reforming corporate social responsibility in Australia through the reinterpretation of continuous disclosure provisions, the introduction of mandatory codes of ethics and amendments to sustainable investment regulations
Law, Faculty of Business and Law
Principal Supervisor
2015 Global Metamorphosis of Legal Services
Law, Faculty of Business and Law
Principal Supervisor
2015 Disruption to the Australian legal services market: proposed responses to change
Law, Faculty of Business and Law
Principal Supervisor
2015 China's Trade in Services: The Perspective on Legal Issues
Law, Faculty of Business and Law
Principal Supervisor
2014 Corporate Governance - Challenges before Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) in Effective Implementation
Law, Faculty of Business and Law
Principal Supervisor
2014 Gender Diversity on Corporate Boards- Implications for Corporate Governance
Law, Faculty of Business and Law
Sole Supervisor
2014 Cross-Border Insolvency: A Case for a Transaction Cost Economics Analysis
Law, Faculty of Business and Law
Principal Supervisor
2014 Gender Diversity on Corporate Boards
Law, Faculty of Business and Law
Principal Supervisor
2013 Sanctions Imposed on Directors of Failed Banks
Law, Faculty of Business and Law
Principal Supervisor
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News

New professor Sandeep Gopalan talks

May 24, 2013

On Wednesday, 22 May Professor Sandeep Gopalan spoke on the topic 'Are CEOs and others who commit white-collar crimes punished insufficiently?'.

Professor Sandeep Gopalan

Position

Head of School & Dean
Newcastle Law School
Faculty of Business and Law

Contact Details

Email sandeep.gopalan@newcastle.edu.au
Phone 02 49 215 119
Fax 02 49 216 931

Office

Building McMullin Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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