Specialisation: Consitutional law; consitutional interpretation; parliamentary sovereignty; legal philosophy; judicial review and democracy.
Professor Jeffrey Goldsworthy is a Professor of Law at Monash University, and President of the Australian Society of Legal Philosophy. His main interests are legal philosophy, and constitutional law, theory and history. His recent publications mostly concern:
- the constitutional doctrine of parliamentary sovereignty
- the recognition or imposition of constitutional limits to legislative authority, especially to protect human rights
- the role of the judiciary in interpreting and enforcing such limits in a democracy.
- J. Goldsworthy (2008) Unwritten Constitutional Principles, In Expounding the Consitution: Essays in Constitutional Theory, p. 227-312. Grant Huscroft (eds.). Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.
- J. Goldsworthy (2007) The Myth of the Common Law Constitution, In Common Law Theory, p. 204-236. Douglas Edlin (eds.). Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.
- J. Goldsworthy (2006) Abdicating and Limiting Parliament's Sovereignty, In King's College Law Journal 17:255-280. Charles Mitchell and Peter Oliver (eds.). Oxford, England: Hart Publishing.
- J. Goldsworthy (2006) Questioning the migration of constitutional ideas: rights, constitutionalism and the limits of convergence, In The Migration of Constitutional Ideas, p. 115-141. Sujit Choudhry (eds.). Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.
- J. Goldsworthy (2006) Australia: Devotion to Legalism, In Interpreting Constitutions: A Comparative Study, p. 106-160. Jeffrey Goldsworthy (eds.). Oxford, England: Oxford University Press.