Tania was appointed Dean of Law in August 2017.
Tania has 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 which adopts an online PBL approach since its inception in 2016. 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.
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.
Tania's current research interests include automated vehicles, blockchain, disruption in the legal profession, artificial intelligence and legal tech, and the future of legal education. She is a director of 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 her admission as a solicitor in 1986, Tania worked in private legal practice with a medium sized plaintiff firm in Adelaide, focussing primarily on civil litigation, and returned part time to private practice during 2010-11. She continues to undertake legal consultancy work.
Teaching sessionally at Flinders Law School from 1994 until 2009, Tania commenced there part time in 2010, and full time in 2012.
Between 2005 and 2009, she also taught in the School of Social Work & Social Policy at University of South Australia, and in 2009 at Adelaide Law School.
LLB (Adel), GDLP (SAIT), GCE(HE) (Flinders)
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.
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
Director, Flinders Blockchain Alliance
Member, Management Team, Flinders Legal Advice Clinic