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Tia Matt

Senior Lecturer, Director of Clinical Legal Education

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01392 723163

Amory 104E

I attended the University of Washington School of Law in the United States, in which I received a Doctorate of Jurisprudence, (J.D.). I am licensed to practise law in both the State of Arizona and the State of Washington and admitted to practise before the United States 9th District Court and the United States Tax Court.

Prior to my arrival in Exeter in 2013, I spent 13 years in private practice and continue to practice from time to time. My practice focuses on Estate and Business planning with an emphasis in Asset Protection. My clients are primarily medical doctors and real estate developers, two target groups that have a higher than usual occurrence of legal vulnerability. Through utilizing key legal entities, such as LLCs, LPs, Corporations, FLPs, and Trusts, I am able to provide a protection plan for the assets of my clients in a legal and manageable format.

I joined the Exeter Law School in May 2014. I currently teach on the Legal Foundations, Trusts, Alternative Dispute Resolution, and Access to Justice modules.

I am the Director of Clinical Legal Education and the Graduate llb as well as one of the Pro Bono Supervisors of the Legal Assistance Programme.

I am also a University of Exeter Sentaor for the College of SSIS.

Hope to see you around!

Research supervision

I am pleased to supervise students interested in the areas of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Trusts, and Company Law.

External impact and engagement

I am the Director of Clinical Legal Education and oversee the Community Law Clinic. The CLC hosts the Access to Justice Clinic, the Immigration Law Clinic, the Exeter Environmental Law and ELF Exeter Clinic, the Insurance Law Clinic, and the ECF Clinic are staffed by students, lecturers, and practitioners. These clinics provide free legal services to individuals in the Southwest.

Modules taught