Professor Mitchell joined Melbourne Law School as a Senior Lecturer in 2006, having been a Senior Fellow since 2004. His major area of interest is international economic law, in particular the law of the World Trade Organization (WTO). He graduated from the University of Melbourne with First Class Honours in both his Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce degrees. He subsequently obtained a Graduate Diploma in International Law from the University of Melbourne, a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. His dissertation was published in 2008 by Cambridge University Press as Legal Principles in WTO Disputes. Andrew was previously a solicitor with Allens Arthur Robinson in Australia and worked briefly at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York. He has also worked in the Trade Directorate of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Intellectual Property Division of the WTO, and the Legal Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
Andrew has published in numerous journals and books on areas including WTO law, international law, international humanitarian law and constitutional law. In addition to his Melbourne teaching, Andrew has taught WTO law to undergraduate and postgraduate students at Bond University, Monash University, and the University of Western Ontario, and to Australian and overseas government officials at the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the International Development Law Organization respectively. Andrew also consults for the private sector and international organisations. He has been engaged by Telstra for a research project on trade and telecommunications issues and by the World Health Organization to advise on issues concerning the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. In 2007, following a nomination by the Australian government, the WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body added him to the indicative list of governmental and non-governmental panelists to hear WTO disputes. In 2008 he was a Visiting Fellow at the Department of Law, London School of Economics and Scholar-in-Residence at the International Arbitration Group of WilmerHale in London.