Matt Downer

Associate, Fasken

2016 | Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Dalhousie University| History & Political Science

“Professors are always available for assistance and really care about not only your learning, but development as a professional.”

Matt Downer chose MSU Law to pursue the Dual JD program with the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law. “I am originally from Toronto, Ontario and recognized the increasingly global nature of communication and business,” he said. “I believed that pursuing a Dual JD would allow me separate myself from other professionals with a strong understanding of the law on both sides of the border.”

Matt said that one MSU Law’s biggest strength is the faculty and staff. “Professors are always available for assistance and really care about not only your learning, but development as a professional,” he said. “Also, the library staff is incredibly helpful. Barbara Bean, Jane Meland, and Hildur Hanna are always available and will truly teach you how to become an effective legal researcher, which all employers look for.”

He added, “Dean Spoon is a great mentor and will utilize all his resources to assist you in building a resume that will help you prepare you for your future career.”