David Goodwin is Program Director for RMIT's Juris Doctor Program offered through the Graduate School of Business and Law and a practicing Barrister at the Victorian Bar.
Program Director, Juris Doctor, RMIT University
The decision to study law is about more than career opportunities. In studying law, we come to an understanding of the instruments of power in our society and some of the defects and inadequacies of existing systems of justice.
Mr Goodwin completed a Bachelor of Laws at the University of Queensland in 1985. He also holds a Graduate Diploma in Commercial Law from Monash University, a Master of Business in Logistics Management from RMIT University and a Graduate Certificate in International Arbitration from the National University of Singapore.
He is a qualified mediator and arbitrator and a Fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) and the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. Mr Goodwin was admitted to practise as a barrister and solicitor in 1988.
Prior to signing the Roll of Barristers in 2010, he had a business career of over 20 years, including more than a decade as a senior executive reporting to the CEOs of major publicly listed corporations. He has held corporate positions based in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Indonesia.
Mr Goodwin was appointed Juris Doctor Program Director in June 2015, having previously been an adjunct lecturer with the Graduate School of Business and Law, from 2011. He teaches across both legal and business disciplines.