Sarah A. Hinchliffe
Visiting Professor of Law
Office phone: (757) 221-1458
Office location: Room 269
Representative Professional Activities and Achievements
Sarah Hinchliffe commenced as a Visiting Professor of Law at William and Mary Law School this fall, and will be teaching International Business Transactions, in addition to Legal Writing.
Professor Hinchliffe is an Australian Lawyer as well as a Chartered Tax Advisor, an Associate member of the Law Institute of Victoria, and of the Taxation Institute of Australia. She has practical experience in the area of taxation law having worked for the Australian Taxation Office and in private legal practice. Professor Hinchliffe is a co-founder of Hinchliffe-Princeton Legal – a boutique law firm based in Melbourne, Australia.
She has held a number of international academic appointments, including at Harvard Law School, Boston University School of Law, the University of Nevada William S. Boyd School of Law, the University of Hong Kong, the University of Melbourne (Department of Accounting, and the Melbourne Law School), Monash University, Victoria University, and the Taxation Institute of Australia.
Professor Hinchliffe's teaching interests include International Taxation, Comparative Taxation Compliance, United States Federal Income Taxation, International and Comparative Intellectual Property (particularly copyright, and business method patents), and International Business Transactions.
Professor Hinchliffe is also a member of the Taxation and Revenue Committee and the Intellectual Property and Information Technology Committee at the Law Institute of Victoria. Sarah has been an external editor for the Law Institute Journal, Editor in Chief of the Journal of Australian Taxation, and has been engaged by the Productivity Commission as a consultant.
Her research interests are primarily in the area of comparative intellectual property and comparative taxation, with a focus on the United States, Australia, and Hong Kong. Professor Hinchliffe has published in these respective areas, and she has also delivered seminars in the area of taxation (with respect to United States, United Kingdom, and Australian taxation laws) as part of the Asian Institute of International Financial Law seminar program at the University of Hong Kong. Professor Hinchliffe's research interests extend also to trusts and estates.