Rashmi Goel

Associate Professor


Comparative Law, Criminal Law

Professional Biography

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.

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  • 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

Featured Publications

In Progress

  • 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).


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