Tania was appointed Dean of Law in August 2017.
She has received individual and team university teaching excellence awards, an individual Australian government ALTC citation and a team Australian government AAUT citation in 2016.
In 2019, Tania is teaching innovative topics Law in a Digital Age (which includes building AI legal apps to increase access to justice) and Law in Action (which includes a law reform clinic working on legal implications of emerging technologies).
Tania has also taught Tort Law 1 and 2 in the undergraduate LLBLP program for many years and Legal Analysis and Problem Solving and Torts in Flinders' innovative postgraduate JD program . She was a supervising solicitor at the award-winning Flinders Legal Advice Clinic from 2012-2016, and is a member of the Clinic’s Executive Management Team with a focus on clinical legal curriculum.
Tania's current research interests include future mobility solutions (including automated vehicles and hyperloop technologies), disruption in the legal profession, artificial intelligence and legal tech, and the future of legal education. She co-founded the Flinders Blockchain Alliance. She is a member of the Legal sub-group of the Australian Driverless Vehicle Initiative [ADVI]’s Policy & Risk Group.
Following admission in 1986, Tania worked in private legal practice in Adelaide, focussing primarily on civil litigation, and returned part time to private practice during 2010-11. She continues to undertake legal consultancy work, particularly in relation to legal implications of grey fleet & light fleet, and regulatory issues re hyperloop technologies.
LLB (Adel), GDLP (SAIT), GCE(HE) (Flinders), Prof Cert (Innovation for Transformation)
Tania is admitted as a barrister and solicitor in the Supreme Court of South Australia and the High Court of Australia and holds a current unrestricted practising certificate.
2018: Finalist, Academic of the Year, Lawyers Weekly Women in the Law Awards (Australia wide)
2016: Australian Awards for University Teaching: Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning - $10,000 Prize [Team award - Flinders Legal Advice Clinic -'For creating inspirational and transformative clinical legal education that motivates students to develop an ethical professional identity, while acquiring high quality practical skills'
2016-2018: Team member, Flinders Legal Advice Clinic, Law Foundation Grant $100,000
2013-2015: Team member, Flinders Legal Advice Clinic, Law Foundation Grant $100,000
2015: Team member, Major Collaborative Project: Australian Legal Professions Research Network (ALP-NET), Partner Institutions: Melbourne Law School (Lead institution) & Flinders Law School (ASPIRE) - $46,000 grant
2014: Vice Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Flinders University - $5,000 Prize [Team award - Flinders Legal Advice Clinic]
2014: Flinders University, 'Embedding Transition Pedagogy and Principles across First Year Curriculum Grants’ - $4,000 grant [Team grant - Flinders Legal Advice Clinic]
2014: Education, Humanities and Law Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, Flinders University [Team award - Flinders Legal Advice Clinic] - $3,000 prize
2013: Finalist, LexisNexis Lecturer of the Year Award (Australia wide)
2011-12: Faculty Scholar, Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law - $10,000 Grant
2011: Flinders Law Students' Association 'Hope' Award - inaugural winner
2011: Australian Learning & Teaching Council Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning - $10,000 Prize [Individual award - 'For sustained excellence in teaching that supports, empowers and inspires first year law students to engage with law']
2010: Vice Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, Flinders University - $5,000 Prize
2010: Education Humanities Law and Theology Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, Flinders University [Individual award] - $3,000 Prize
2009: School of Social Work and Social Policy Faculty Sessional Staff Award for Outstanding Teaching, University of South Australia
Council Member, Law Society of South Australia Council (ex officio as Dean of Law)
Member, The Law Foundation of South Australia Inc. (ex officio as Dean of Law)
Member, Legal Practitioners Education and Admission Council (ex officio as Dean of Law)
Member, Management Team, Flinders Legal Advice Clinic
Co-founder, Flinders Blockchain Alliance
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