Prof. Sandeep Gopalan
Pro Vice-Chancellor for Academic Innovation, Deakin University, Australia
Professor 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 and 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 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 writings have been published by leading law journals in the United States and in the media of several countries.