He holds a Personal Chair at Monash University Faculty of Law. He is also the President of the Australian Society of Legal Philosophy. He is known for work on parliamentary sovereignty, especially for his book The Sovereignty of Parliament: History and Philosophy. In constitutional theory, he is a proponent of originalism.
- Goldsworthy, Jeffrey (2001). The Sovereignty of Parliament: History and Philosophy. OUP Oxford. p. 336. ISBN 978-0-19-924808-7.