Prof. Sandeep Gopalan taught law for several years in the United States and in the United Kingdom before taking up his current post as Head of the Dept. of Law at the National Univ. of Ireland, Maynooth. Prior to his academic career, he worked as an investment banker on Wall Street, and as a lawyer in California. He graduated with a Gold Medal from the National Law School of India, and went up to Oxford (where he was a Rhodes Scholar) for his B.C.L., and D.Phil. degrees. Prof. Gopalan was appointed to the Arizona Aerospace and Defense Commission by the Governor of Arizona, and he served as chairman during 2006-07. He has served as co-chairman of the American Bar Association (ABA) Aerospace and Defense Industries committee, as vice-chairman of the ABA International Secured Transactions and Insolvency law committee, and as a member of the ABA Commission on Immigration.
Prof. Gopalan's research has been published by leading law journals in the United States. Some of his papers can be downloaded at http://ssrn.com/author=386877. He blogs at http://irishlawforum.blogspot.com.