Comparative Law, Criminal Law
Born and raised in Canada, Rashmi Goel brings to bear her experience on both sides of the border in her Criminal Law class and in her upper-level seminars, Multiculturalism, Race and the Law and Comparative Law. These courses reflect her interest in culturally specific adjudication – the use of a litigant’s cultural background to formulate a particular adjudicative process or outcome. In conjunction with her ongoing research and scholarship in this area, she has also developed expertise in international criminal law and restorative justice. Outside the law school, Goel puts her knowledge in these areas to work in Colorado and California, helping to establish dispute-resolution mechanisms for high school students.
- JSD, Present, Stanford University
- JSM, Criminal Law, Stanford University School of Law, 1996
- BA, English Literature, University of Saskatchewan, 1992
- LLB, University of Saskatchewan, 1992
Licensure / Accreditations
- Admitted to the Bar of the Province of Saskatchewan
- India has a Rape Problem: legislative reform in the age of India’s gang rapes (in progress).
- Reasonable Rape: a comparative analysis of the mistaken belief in consent defense in the UK, Canada and the United States (in progress).
- No Women at the Center: The Use of the Canadian Sentencing Circle in Domestic Violence Cases, 15 Wis. Women's L.J. 293 (2000).
- Can I Call Kimura Crazy - Ethical Tensions in the Cultural Defense, 3 Seattle J. Soc. Just. 443 (2004).
- From Tainted to Sainted: The View of Interracial Relations as Cultural Evangelism, 2007 Wis. L. Rev. 489 (2007).
- Delinquent of Distracted - Attention Deficit Disorder and the Construction of the Juvenile Offender, 27 Law & Ineq. 1 (2009).
- Panel on Problematizing Assumptions About Gender Violence (Transcript), 5 U. Miami Race & Soc. Just. L. Rev. 347 (2015).
- Women Who Kill Women, 22 Wm & Mary J. Women & L. 549 (2016).
- Grandma Got Arrested: Police, Excessive Force, and People with Dementia, 57 U. Rich. L. Rev. 335 (2023).
- Indigenous Women’s Rights, in Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women: Global Women’s Issues and Knowledge (Chris Kramarae et al eds.) (2000).
- Coaxing Culture: India’s Legislative Response to Dowry Deaths, in Comparative Perspectives on Gender Violence: Lessons From Efforts Worldwide (2015).
- At Crossroads or Cross Purposes?: Aboriginal Women and Political Pursuit in Canadian Sentencing Circles, in Restorative Justice and Violence Against Women (James Ptacek, ed.) (2009).
- Comparative Approaches to Gender Violence: Lessons from Efforts Worldwide (with Leigh Goodmark) (Oxford University Press 2015).