Professor Benjamin Goold


LL.B.: University of Tasmania
B.C.L.: Oxford
D. Phil. (Law): Oxford

Courses Taught: Jurisprudence and Critical Perspectives, Criminal Law and Procedure (will be teaching Criminal Law to Curtis in 2016/17)

Areas of Research: Criminal Law, Criminology and Criminal Justice, Human Rights, Privacy Surveillance and Security

Joined UBC Law in 2010

Non-Law Dream Job: Architect

Favourite Movie: A tie between Strictly Ballroom and Unforgiven

Favourite Book: The Great Gatsby

Favourite Judicial Decision:

Mabo v Queensland (No 2) [1988] (in which the Australian High Court rejected the doctrine of terra nullius and recognized Aboriginal title for the first time). This decision was handed down in my first year at law school, and opened my eyes to the possibilities of law.