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 PhD students in the areas of International Environmental Law, Law of the Sea, Heritage Law and Land Law. Information about the School of Law PhD programme and how to apply can be found here: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/law/study/postgraduate-research/index.aspx. Information about scholarships can be found here: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/law/study/postgraduate-research/funding.aspx.
Edward Goodwin is the Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies. He teaches Land Law and Trusts Law at undergraduate level, and various seminars on the LL.M degree relating to International Environmental… read more
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., 2017. Convention On Wetlands Of International Importance, Especially As Waterfowl Habitat) 1971 (Ramsar). In: FITZMAURICE, M, TANZI, A and PAPANTONIOU, A, eds., Multilateral Environmental Treaties Edward Elgar. 101-108
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
Edward Goodwin is the Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies. He 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.
Edward Goodwin has won multiple awards for his lecturing, teaching, and student support. In 2019, Edward Goodwin received the prestigious University of Nottingham Lord Dearing award for his outstanding contribution towards enhancing the student learning experience at the University of Nottingham. This comes on top of his award in 2014 from the University of Nottingham Students' Union, University Staff Oscar as the University's 'Best All-Round Personal Tutor'.