Tim is a member of the Yuin people of the South East Coast of New South Wales. As a Roberta Sykes Harvard Club Scholar, Tim completed a Master of Laws from Harvard in 2012.
He graduated from the Australian National University with a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours in 2007.
Tim Goodwin is a barrister at the Victorian Bar and practices primarily in commercial and public law. He was one of the Junior Counsel Assisting the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory. Prior to joining the Bar, Tim worked at Allens as a solicitor for three years in commercial litigation, and in banking and finance.
Before joining Allens, Tim served as Associate to Justice North and Justice Bromberg of the Federal Court of Australia. He also served as Foreign Law Clerk to Justice Skweyiya of the Constitutional Court of South Africa.
He serves on a number of boards, including as a Board Member of the Museums Victoria and the Human Rights Law Centre, and previously served as Trustee for the Roberta Sykes Indigenous Education Foundation.
'Believe in yourself. Apply. Go for it.' New campaign to inspire more Indigenous university students, Mirage News, November 2020
Congratulations Tim Goodwin - National Indigenous Legal Professional of 2018, List A Barristers, October 2018
Sharing the dream, Tim Goodwin
Five questions to Tim Goodwin: this week on IndigenousX, The Guardian, September 2013
Australian of the Year Awards, nominee 2012
In their own words: civil rights and Aboriginal Australians, Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, September 2011
My fellow LLM students are a wonderful and interesting group of people. I have made close friendships already with a variety of people from around the world, including Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Belgium, France, UK, Ireland, Canada and South America.