Matthew Woodward

Matthew A. WoodwardMatthew A. Woodward is an associate attorney at Binsfeld & Engebretson.  Mr. Woodward joined Binsfeld and Engebretson as a law clerk in 2011.  Mr. Woodward graduated from Hamline University School of Law, earning dean’s list honors in 2009, 2011, and 2012.  Mr. Woodward received his Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Colorado. As an undergrad Mr. Woodward studied abroad in Sevilla, Spain, where he enriched his Spanish language skills and traveled throughout Europe.

Mr. Woodward began working in the field of immigration law in 2004 as a paralegal for a Minnesota based immigration law firm.  In 2006 Mr. Woodward took an extended leave of absence to serve as a Rural Health Peace Corps volunteer in El Salvador, which provided him with a unique understanding of life in the developing world.  Upon his return to the United States in 2008, Mr. Woodward resumed his duties as a paralegal with the same Minnesota based immigration law firm. As a law student Mr. Woodward was awarded the Mansfield Fellowship to work with the Refugee, Immigrant and Migrant Services division of Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services.  As a Mansfield Fellow he provided immigration assistance on a wide range of cases to clients throughout southern Minnesota.

Mr. Woodward is dedicated to immigration law and policy issues. He has volunteered with the Immigrant Law Center’s detention project and the Refugee, Immigrant and Migrant Services division of Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services.  Mr. Woodward was awarded recognition from the Minnesota Justice Foundation for providing over 50 hours of community service as a law student.  Mr. Woodward sat as the Articles Editor of the Hamline Journal of Public Law and Policy from 2011-2012.

EDUCATION

J.D., Hamline University School of Law, Saint Paul MN

B.A., University of Colorado, Boulder CO

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

Dean’s Honor Roll, 2009, 2011 & 2012

Mansfield Fellow, May-August 2010

BAR ADMISSIONS

Minnesota

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Minnesota Bar Association, Member

American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member

PUBLICATIONS

License to Violate the Constitution: How the Supreme Court’s Decision in Hui V. Castaneda Exposes the Dangers of Constitutional Immunity and Revives the Debate Over Widespread Constitutional Abuses in Our Immigration Detention Facilities, 32 Hamline J. Pub. L. & Pol’y 449 (Spring 2011)

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

Spanish

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