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Edward Goodwin

Assistant Professor in Law and Senior Tutor, Faculty of Social Sciences

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Expertise Summary

Edward Goodwin read Jurisprudence at Mansfield College, Oxford, graduating in 1994. He then trained, and qualified as a property litigation solicitor, with the international law firm, Clifford Chance (London and Hong Kong). After this period in practice, he began studying for an LL.M in Environmental Law at the University of Nottingham, graduating with distinction in 2001. Following a brief period working as an intern with the United Nations Environment Programme, Nairobi, he returned to the University of Nottingham in order to complete a PhD in the field of International Environmental Law. Prior to rejoining the University of Nottingham in 2010, he worked as a Lecturer in Law at the University of Leicester. He was a Grotius Research Scholar at the University of Michigan, School of Law in 2015.

Edward Goodwin's expertise lies in Environmental, Land and Heritage Law driven by a long held interest in ecology as well as natural and social history. His primary research focus is upon International Law and the conservation of wildlife and habitats. He is the co-editor of Edward Elgar's Handbook on Biodiversity and Law. He is an expert on multiple issues including compliance and governance, and also the legal protection of marine habitats and threatened marine species. His monograph entitled International Environmental Law and the Conservation of Coral Reefs is the first major publication on international law and these critically endangered habitats. He has also contributed chapters on threatened marine species and vulnerable marine ecosystems to leading research handbooks. More recently he has been conducting research into the way delegates and delegations are prepared for, and participate in, meetings of the parties to environmental treaties. This research is of great interest to those who seek to increase the tendency for States to comply with the decisions and resolutions issued by environmental regimes. Finally, he is well known for his research on international law and world heritage, and has recently been involved with research into preserving Egypt's cultural heritage.

Edward Goodwin welcomes approaches from prospective doctoral students in the areas of International Environmental Law, Law of the Sea, Heritage Law and Land Law.

Teaching Summary

Edward Goodwin teaches Land Law and Trusts Law at undergraduate level, and various seminars on the LL.M degree relating to International Environmental Law, Law of the Sea, and World Heritage. He is… read more

Selected Publications

  • BOWMAN, M.J., DAVIES, P.G.G. and GOODWIN, E.J., eds., 2016. Research Handbook on Biodiversity and Law Edward Elgar.
  • GOODWIN, E.J., 2016. Broad Spectrum Efforts to Enhance the Conservation of Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems. In: BOWMAN, M.J., DAVIES, P.G.G. and GOODWIN, E.J., eds., Research Handbook on Biodiversity and Law Edward Elgar. Chapter 6
  • GOODWIN, E.J., Convention On Wetlands Of International Importance, Especially As Waterfowl Habitat) 1971 (Ramsar). In: FITZMAURICE, M, PAPANTONIOU, A and TANZI, A, eds., Encyclopaedia of International Environmental Law Edward Elgar. (In Press.)
  • GOODWIN, E.J., 2015. Delegate Preparation and Participation in Conferences of the Parties to Environmental Treaties. In: FITZMAURICE and FRENCH, eds., International Environmental Law and Governance BRILL. 51-86

Current PhD Students

  • Vallejo Trujillo, Florelia: Global Multilateral Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) Mechanism for access to Traditional Knowledge: the role of intellectual property rights in the protection of traditional knowledge holders' rights (co-supervised with Professor Paul Torremans)

Completed PhD Students

Edward Goodwin teaches Land Law and Trusts Law at undergraduate level, and various seminars on the LL.M degree relating to International Environmental Law, Law of the Sea, and World Heritage. He is the School of Law's Senior Tutor.

In 2014, Edward Goodwin won the University of Nottingham Students' Union, University Staff Oscar in the category of Best All-Round Personal Tutor.

  • BOWMAN, M.J., DAVIES, P.G.G. and GOODWIN, E.J., eds., 2016. Research Handbook on Biodiversity and Law Edward Elgar.
  • GOODWIN, E.J., 2016. Broad Spectrum Efforts to Enhance the Conservation of Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems. In: BOWMAN, M.J., DAVIES, P.G.G. and GOODWIN, E.J., eds., Research Handbook on Biodiversity and Law Edward Elgar. Chapter 6
  • GOODWIN, E.J., 2015. Threatened Species and Vulnerable Marine Ecosystems. In: ROTHWELL, D.R. and AND OTHERS, eds., The Oxford Handbook of the Law of the Sea OUP. 799-824
  • GOODWIN, E.J., 2015. Delegate Preparation and Participation in Conferences of the Parties to Environmental Treaties. In: FITZMAURICE and FRENCH, eds., International Environmental Law and Governance BRILL. 51-86
  • GOODWIN, E. J., 2013. Delegate preparation and participation in conferences of the parties to environmental treaties International Community Law Review. 15(1), 45-76
  • GOODWIN, E.J., 2011. International environmental law and the conservation of coral reefs Routledge.
  • GOODWIN, E.J., 2010. The consequences of deleting World Heritage sites King's Law Journal. 21(2), 283-309
  • GOODWIN, E.J., 2009. The World Heritage Convention, the environment, and compliance Colorado Journal of International Environmental Law and Policy. 20(2), 157-198
  • GOODWIN, E.J., 2006. Conservation of Coral Reefs Under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy. VOL 9(1), 1-31
  • GOODWIN, E.J., Convention On Wetlands Of International Importance, Especially As Waterfowl Habitat) 1971 (Ramsar). In: FITZMAURICE, M, PAPANTONIOU, A and TANZI, A, eds., Encyclopaedia of International Environmental Law Edward Elgar. (In Press.)

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