Professor Mitchell, an interdisciplinary scholar whose research focuses on the criminal justice system, specifically the collateral consequences of a criminal conviction, joined the University of Missouri School of Law faculty in 2006. He has served as a Missouri Supreme Court Faculty Fellow researching ex-offender reentry in Missouri. Prior to joining the faculty, he was a Scholar in Residence in the Department of Sociology at the University of Colorado at Boulder and served as a law clerk to the Honorable Andre M. Davis, formerly of the U.S. District Court. He has been recognized for his teaching – Gold Chalk Award (2009), and his contributions outside the law school – Legion of Black Collegians Minority Faculty and Staff Appreciation Award (2011). In 2012, he earned his doctorate in Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania with his dissertation entitled, “Unintended Consequences?: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of the Obstacles that Prevent Successful Ex-Offender Reentry and Reintegration and the Societal Impact.” He is an affiliate member with the MU Black Studies Program and a Policy Research Scholar with the MU Institute for Public Policy.
S. David Mitchell
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Law
BA, Brown University, '91
MA, Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, '99
JD, University of Pennsylvania, '02
Ph.D, Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, '12
Curriculum Vitae (PDF)
Most Recent Publications
Notice(ing) Ex-Offenders: A Case Study of the Manifest Injustice of Passively Violating a "Felon-in-Possession" Statute, 2015 WISCONSIN LAW REVIEW 289 (2015)
Zero Tolerance Policies: Criminalizing Childhood and Disenfranchising the Next Generation of Citizens, 92 WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 271 (2014).
Blanket Retroactive Amelioration: A Remedy for Disproportionate Punishments, 40 FORDHAM URBAN LAW JOURNAL CITY SQUARE 14 (2013)
Unintended Consequences?: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of the Obstacles That Prevent Successful Ex-offender Reentry and Reintegration and the Societal Impact (Order No. 3551720, University of Pennsylvania), PROQUEST DISSERTATIONS AND THESES, 230 (2012)
Impeding Reentry: Agency and Judicial Obstacles to Longer Halfway House Placements, 16 MICHIGAN JOURNAL OF RACE AND LAW 235 (2011)