Appointed Dean of Law in 2017, Professor Tania Leiman pioneered the introduction in 2020 of Flinders Law's highly innovative new undergraduate law curriculum. She is committed to growing legal professionals who can identify opportunities for innovation, understand impacts of emerging technologies and use this knowledge and skill to increase access to justice. Justice requires a focus not just on law and regulation, but on awareness of rights and obligations, viability of economic opportunities for communities, participation and partnerships for shared governance and the sustainability of our environment.
Tania has received multiple individual and team national, university and faculty teaching excellence awards. She is a Teaching Specialist (Clinical Practitioner) with a focus on Clinical Legal Education. She supervises honours students researching the legal implications of emerging technologies.
Tania holds a current unrestricted practising certificate, is a member of the award-winning Flinders Legal Centre's Executive Management and was a supervising solicitor there from 2012-2016.
Tania's current 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 sits as SA representative on the National Advisory Board of the Australian Society for Computers and Law. She serves on the National Transport Commission's Automated Vehicles Industry Insights Group. She is a member of the Legal sub-group of the Australian Driverless Vehicle Initiative [ADVI]’s Policy & Risk Group.
Following an earlier career in private legal practice, Tania continues to undertake legal consultancy work, particularly in relation to legal implications of grey fleet & light fleet, and regulatory issues re future mobility technologies.
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