Mitchell joined Glaholt Bowles LLP as an articling student after summering with Global Affairs Canada, where he assisted with Canada’s trade deals and World Trade Organization litigation.
Mitchell obtained his J.D. from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Common Law after completing his Honours Bachelor of Science in Life Science from Queen’s University. While in law school Mitchell competed in two large international law moots: the Philip C. Jessup Public International Law moot and the Foreign Direct Investment Law moot. In each moot his team advanced to the playoff rounds of international competition, where the team received prizes for their written submissions, including best factums at the Foreign Direct Investment Law moot. Mitchell was individually awarded for his oral advocacy in both competitions.
Throughout university Mitchell partook in debate competitions around the world. During this time he won the Canadian Parliamentary National Championships, twice represented Queen’s University at the Worlds University Debating Championships, and thrice adjudicated the North American Championship finals. He continues to assist with debate tournaments at the University and High School level, helping train young debaters.