Matthew A. Woodward is an associate attorney at Binsfeld & Engebretson, P.A. Mr. Woodward graduated from Hamline University School of Law in 2012, earning dean’s list honors in 2009, 2011, and 2012. Mr. Woodward received his undergraduate degree in English Literature from the University of Colorado in Boulder. As an undergrad Mr. Woodward studied abroad in Sevilla, Spain. After graduating Mr. Woodward worked as a rural health Peace Corps volunteer in El Salvador from 2006-2008.
Mr. Woodward has been working in the field of Immigration Law since 2004. Prior to joining Binsfeld & Engebretson, P.A., Mr. Woodward worked for over three years at a local immigration law firm as a paralegal. 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, where he provided immigration assistance on a wide range of cases to clients throughout the twin cities and southern Minnesota.
Mr. Woodward is dedicated to immigration law and policy issues. He has volunteered extensively 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.
J.D., Hamline University School of Law, Saint Paul MN (2012)
B.A., University of Colorado, Boulder CO (2002)
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Dean’s Honor Roll, 2009, 2011 & 2012
Mansfield Fellow, May-August 2010
Minnesota Bar Association, Member
American Immigration Lawyers Association, Member
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)