Matt graduated from the University of Victoria Faculty of Law in 2015 and has already completed half of his Articles at the UVic Environmental Law Centre. Matt is interested in supporting First Nations and the development of a sustainable and just society. He is excited to be working with the team at Woodward and Company.
Matt feels strongly that his legal education should be applied in the public interest. Throughout law school, Matt was actively involved with the UVic Environmental Law Centre (ELC): completing an intensive term as a student in the ELC clinic, holding various leadership roles with the ELC student club, and sitting on the ELC Board of Directors. As a clinical student at the ELC, Matt worked to stop the construction of pipelines through grizzly bear habitat, improve compost regulation in BC, and protect Wood Buffalo National Park. Matt also completed a clinical term with the UVic Law Centre, providing pro bono legal services for disadvantaged members of our community. In 2015, Matt was awarded the B.C. Law Foundation Public Interest Award.
Outside of school, Matt has worked for the International Union for Conservation of Nature in Bonn, Germany on international environmental legal issues, including transboundary water governance and access and benefit sharing agreements. Matt has also worked for Our Horizon, a non-profit organization seeking to implement (by law) climate change warning labels on gasoline pumps.
Prior to law school Matt completed a Bachelor of Science (Hon.) in environmental life sciences and a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education at Queen’s University. Matt was born in England, raised in Kingston, Ontario, and is now excited to call Victoria home.
Assistant: Shannon Rasmussen
Member, Law Society of B.C. (2017)
Member, Law Society of Alberta (2018)
Law Foundation of B.C. Public Interest Award (2015)
David Roberts Prize in Legal Writing – University of Victoria (2014)
Rocky Raccoon Award – UVic Environmental Law Centre (2013)
Jenkin’s Trophy, Top Graduating Male Student Athlete – Queen’s University (2010)
Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) Community Service Award (2009, 2010)
Matt tries to spend as much time outside as possible – mainly cycling, hiking, camping, or skiing. He has also been known to write parody songs and make the odd music video.