M.E.A. (Morag) Goodwin
Tilburg Law School
Department European and International Public Law
Morag Goodwin is an Associate Professor in International Law.
Morag's primary research interest lies in the field of international law, in particular critical approaches to international law. She conducts research and teaches in the areas of development, participation, non-state actors and human rights in norm generation and implementation. She is interested in questions of legitimacy, in relation to the exclusion of non-state actors, the dominance of human rights, technology regulation and issues of global law.
Her current research is focused on the Roma, examining questions of the role of law in maintaining and enforcing exclusion and of legal empowerment. In particular, she is interested in the way in which Romani individuals and communities interact with and are acted upon by the law. Additional aspects of her research in relation to the Roma are focused on European Union integration efforts.
A further strand of her research relates to the regulation of technology, notably in the area of technology transfer, and human rights and ethics in relation to technology regulation questions. She is the co-author (with Roger Brownsword) of the CUP Law in Context book, Law and the Techologies of the Twenty-First Century (2012).
Morag is also leader of the Erasmus Mundus Curriculum Development funded project EDOLAD ('European Doctorate in Law and Development'), heading a consortium of European and non-European partners. In addition, she is involved in Tilburg Law School's global law project.
Morag holds a Ph.D. from the European University Institute, Florence (2006) in the area of international law, more specifically the recognition and participation of non-state actors in international governance. She holds an LL.M. (distinction) in International Law from the University of Nottingham (2000) and an M.A. Hons. (1st) in History from the University of Edinburgh (1995-96; 1997-9). She also pursued her undergraduate studies at the University of Tübingen (Germany), where she studied history and German (1996-7).Prior to taking up her doctoral studies, she worked for the European Roma Rights Center, Budapest, as a researcher in the Research and Publications Dept. (2000-2001). Morag worked at Maastricht University from 2004-2008, combining research and teaching obligations with the position of Executive Editor of the Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law. She has sat on the Editorial Board of the internationally-renowned German Law Journal (www.germanlawjournal.com) since 2002.
EDOLAD - European Joint Doctorate in Law and Development: a three year (2011-2014) project funded by a 388.000 euro grant from the Erasmus Mundus scheme of the European Union, specifically a Curriculum Development grant. Partners: Tilburg Law School (co-ordinating partner), University of Tartu (EE), University of Edinburgh (UK), Deusto University (E), Oslo University (N) and North-West University Potchefstroom (ZA). The aim of the project is to create a joint doctorate in the field of law & development that trains doctoral candidates in a knowledge-based approach. To that end, the emphasis in the curriculum is on core knowledge, an inter-disciplinary approach, fieldwork, practical skills training, and mobility of both students and staff.
Visiting fellow, European Centre of Excellence, York University, Toronto, 1-8 March 2011
I am currently co-supervising the doctoral work of mr. Hanna Weijers, a graduate of the faculty's Research Master. Hanna is working within TILT, researching the role of law in establishing conditions of absorptive capacity for internationally-transferred technology. Her research will focus on Africa, where she will conduct three case-studies in 2010-2012. Hanna is due to complete her doctorate in 2012. For more information on Hanna's project, see Hanna's profile page at http://www.tilburguniversity.nl/webwijs/show/?uid=h.weijers
I am also providing external supervision to Ms. Nilufarkhon Karimova, a Ph.D. student at the Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna in Pisa. Her work is focused on the human-rights based approach to Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) in the specific context of Georgia and Uzbekistan.
In the Bachelor programme, Dr. Goodwin teaches and co-ordinates:
In the Master programme, she teaches in the course:
Information on all courses is available via electronic blackboard.
From September 2013, Dr. Goodwin will teach the following courses in the new Global Law Bachelor:
Teaching activities elsewhere
In November 2012, Dr. Goodwin was a visiting professor in the global law program at Direito GV, Sao Paolo.
Dr. Goodwin has previously taught courses on general human rights, practical experience in human rights, law & development, minority rights, and foreign policy making and collective security at Maastricht University. These courses were taught both within the Law Faculty and within other faculties at Maastricht. Morag has also taught at Hogeschools in Maastricht.
Dr. Goodwin has taught at a summer course at the Faculty of Law, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia in July 2007; as well as participating in various courses at Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, in the context of her visiting fellowship in 2008.
Morag is a senior member of the editorial board of the German Law Journal (www.germanlawjournal.com). As the first English-language legal periodical to comment on developments in German, European & international jurisprudence, the German Law Journal has become the leading peer-reviewed, online law review in the world.
She is also a member of the editorial committee of the Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy (formerly R&R).
She is a member of the Comparative Research in Law and Political Economy (CLPE) net-work, Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto; individual project component: ?The Role of legitimacy-based non-state actors in decision-making beyond the state?. Visiting Fellow 2008 and 2011.
Morag is the Tilburg Law School advisor to the student-run Tilburg Law Review: http://www.tilburguniversity.edu/about-tilburg-university/schools/law/about/tlr/
Room M 512
PO Box 90153
5000 LE Tilburg
Last amended: 03 April 2013