Trace Mitchell

Institute for Justice

Trace Mitchell is a litigation fellow with the Institute for Justice. Mitchell earned his Bachelor's degree in political science and government, and a juris doctorate from George Mason University's Antonin Scalia Law School. Before joining the Institute for Justice, Mitchell spent time with the Mercatus Center as a research associate. Mitchell is also an alumnus of the Mercatus Center's Frederic Bastiat Fellowship and worked as a program and research assistant at the Liberty & Law Center at George Mason University. Mitchell previously served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Judge Biran of the Court of Appeals of Maryland, and as Policy Counsel for NetChoice, a technology-focused trade association dedicated to the principles of free enterprise and free expression on the internet. Mitchell was the 2019 winner of Think Freely Media’s “Great Communicators Tournament” and his writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Law360, Discourse Magazine, InsideSources, The Hill, Foundation for Economic Education, National Review, and more.