Tax Clinic Director and Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
BBA, 1983; MBA, 1987; JD, 1995, University of Mississippi
Professor Mitchell joined the law school faculty in July 2002. She directs and teaches in the Law School’s Low Income Taxpayer Clinic, where student attorneys represent low income taxpayers at various stages of tax controversies with the Internal Revenue Service and the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration. The Tax Clinic gives student attorneys the opportunity to represent real clients with real problems, and to learn lawyering skills at a practical level. Also, in keeping with the public service mission of the law school, the Tax Clinic provides pro bono representation to individuals who would otherwise go unrepresented.
Before coming to UALR, Professor Mitchell was in private practice. Her main practice areas were estate and tax planning, elder law, and asset protection. Prior to going into private practice, she was the director of the Domestic Violence Legal Clinic at the University of Mississippi, where she and her team of students were responsible for developing easy-to-understand forms that victims of abuse could use to seek protection from their abusers, without the assistance of an attorney. She also was a staff attorney in the Fair Housing Clinic at the University of Mississippi.