PhD (Cambridge), LLM (Harvard), Grad Dip Intl L (Melb), LLB (Hons)(Melb), BSc (Melb)
Languages spoken: English, French
Tania is Associate Dean (Research) at Melbourne Law School. She is a former Legal Officer of the Appellate Body Secretariat of the World Trade Organization and has previously practised law with Mallesons Stephen Jaques and the Australian Government Solicitor, and taught law at Georgetown University, the University of Western Ontario, the Australian National University, Monash University, and Bond University. Tania undertook her Master of Laws at Harvard Law School and her PhD in Law at the University of Cambridge. She has published widely in the areas of public international law and international economic law. She is the author of Cultural Products and the World Trade Organization (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007) and a member of the Indicative List of Governmental and Non-Governmental Panelists for resolving WTO disputes. She is also a member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of International Economic Law and the Indian Journal of International Economic Law, and Editor (International Economic Law) of ASIL Insights. Tania has provided expert advice and training to entities such as Telstra, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the European Parliament, the World Trade Organization, and the World Health Organization, and NGOs such as the Cancer Council Victoria and the Canadian International Development Agency.
Trade, investment and public health
International dispute settlement
Trade in services
Trade and culture
International aspects of intellectual property
Other Faculty and University Responsibilities
Associate Dean (Research), Melbourne Law School (July 2012–).
Grants Mentor, Melbourne Law School (2010–).
Melbourne Law School Executive (2012-).
Committee for Associate Deans Research, University of Melbourne (2012-).
Research Training Advisory Committee, University of Melbourne (2012-).
Research Committee and its Finance Sub-Committee, Melbourne Law School (2007–).
Global Economic Law Network: Director, International Trade Law (2012-).
Institute for International Law and the Humanities, Melbourne Law School: Member (2006–); Director, Global Trade (2009–).
Centre for Media and Communications Law, Melbourne Law School: Associate (2007–).
Asia Pacific Centre for Military Law, Melbourne Law School: Member (2002–).
Memberships and Affiliations
World Trade Organization: Nominated by Australia and approved by the Dispute Settlement Body for inclusion in the Indicative List of Governmental and Non-Governmental Panelists (2007–). American Society of International Law: Editor (International Economic Law), ASIL Insights (2012–); Coordinator, Reports on International Organizations (ASIL RIO) (2011–); Member (2007–). Society of International Economic Law: Executive Council Member (2010–).
Australian and New Zealand Society of International Law: Co-Chair, International Economic Law Interest Group (2011–13); Vice-Chair, International Economic Law Interest Group (2010–11); Member (2006–). Journal of International Economic Law: Editorial Board Member (2009–).
Institute of International Economic Law, Georgetown University: Visiting Fellow (2003, 2009). Melbourne Journal of International Law: Advisory Board Member (2008–). Indian Journal of International Economic Law: Editorial Board Member (2007–). International Journal of Contemporary Laws: Advisory Panel Member (2011–).
European Law Students’ Association WTO Moot Court Competition: Global Case Author (2007); Judge: Oral Regional Rounds, Adelaide and Taipei (2007); Oral and Written Regional Rounds, Adelaide (2006); Final Round, Geneva (2004, 2005).
Tim Fischer Centre for Global Trade & Finance, Bond University: Fellow (2004–2012); Senior Fellow (2013-).
Cambridge Commonwealth Society: Member (2006–).
Australian Federation of University Women: Member (2000–).