Matt Austman
Articling Student

Matt Austman

Matt is from Manitoba, Treaty 1 territory. Prior to earning his law degree and becoming an articling student with Mandell Pinder in 2023, Matt earned degrees in political science and worked for a variety of not-for-profit and political organizations as an organizer and communications professional.

His master’s research focused on the impacts of R v Gladue and sentencing reform on incarceration rates and Indigenous peoples in Canada. He now applies his advocacy experience and legal training to his work with the firm.


Matt joined Mandell Pinder LLP as an articling student in 2023.

J.D., University of Ottawa (2023)

M.A., Political Science, York University (2015)

B.A. (Hons)., Political Science, Human Rights & Global Studies, University of Winnipeg (2012)

Diploma in Genocide & Human Rights Studies, International Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (2011)

Board Member, John Howard Society of Manitoba

Former Board Member and Vice-President, Functional Transit Winnipeg

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