Jeffrey Goldsworthy

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Jeffrey Denys Goldsworthy is an Australian academic and legal philosopher. He is known for his work in philosophy of law, as well as constitutional theory and interpretation.[1]

He holds a Personal Chair at Monash University Faculty of Law.[2] He is also the President of the Australian Society of Legal Philosophy.

He is perhaps best known for his work on parliamentary sovereignty, especially for his book The Sovereignty of Parliament: History and Philosophy.[3]

In constitutional theory, he is a proponent of originalism. His work in this area largely preceded and promoted the development of this approach in the United States of America.[citation needed]

He is the younger brother of author Peter Goldsworthy.[4]