Ms Tanya Mitchell

BA LLB (Adelaide) GradCertLegalPrac (UniSA)
Lecturer

F10 - Law School (Camperdown)
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 0308
Fax +61 2 9351 0200

Biographical details

Tanya Mitchell is admitted as a Legal Practitioner to the Supreme Courts of SA and NSW. Her experience is not limited to private practice. She worked for the Aboriginal Legal Service as a Senior Solicitor-Advocate for 5 years (including working with the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency based in East Arnhem Land). In 2006, she returned to South Australia to work as an investigator on the Children in State Care Commission of Inquiry into the sexual abuse of children in State Care under the auspices of the Honourable Mullighan QC. She then travelled overseas and lived and worked in Ethiopia. She previously taught at Macquarie University and her specialisation is criminal law. She is also currently undertaking a postgraduate research degree at Sydney Law School.

Research interests

  • Criminal law
  • Criminal procedure
  • Indigenous people and the law

Teaching and supervision

  • Criminal Law
  • Civil and Criminal Procedure
  • Indigenous People and the Law
  • Clash of Systems: Indigenous People and Law

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Crofts, T., Mitchell, T. (2011). Prohibited Behaviour Orders and Indigenous Overrepresentation in the Criminal Justice System. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 23(2), 277-285.
  • Mitchell, T. (2011). The Presumption of Innocence: Evidential and Human Rights Perspectives. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 22(3), 505-509.

Conferences

  • Crofts, T., Mitchell, T. (2011). Policy Transfer and Indigenous Overrepresentation in the Criminal Justice System (Presentation). Crime, Justice and Social Democracy: An International Conference, Brisbane: School of Justice, Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology.

Other

  • Hamer, D., Anthony, T., Biber, K., Crofts, P., Dennis, I., Douglas, H., Eburn, M., Edmond, G., Farrar, S., Hopkins, A., Kumar, M., Loughnan, A., Mitchell, T., et al (2012), Submission on Exposure Draft: Evidence Amendment (Evidence of Silence) Bill 2012.

2012

  • Hamer, D., Anthony, T., Biber, K., Crofts, P., Dennis, I., Douglas, H., Eburn, M., Edmond, G., Farrar, S., Hopkins, A., Kumar, M., Loughnan, A., Mitchell, T., et al (2012), Submission on Exposure Draft: Evidence Amendment (Evidence of Silence) Bill 2012.

2011

  • Crofts, T., Mitchell, T. (2011). Policy Transfer and Indigenous Overrepresentation in the Criminal Justice System (Presentation). Crime, Justice and Social Democracy: An International Conference, Brisbane: School of Justice, Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology.
  • Crofts, T., Mitchell, T. (2011). Prohibited Behaviour Orders and Indigenous Overrepresentation in the Criminal Justice System. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 23(2), 277-285.
  • Mitchell, T. (2011). The Presumption of Innocence: Evidential and Human Rights Perspectives. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 22(3), 505-509.

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