Mr Timothy James-Matthews
Zelman Cowen John Monash Scholar
Definition of crimes
criminal law, human rights law, public law
Tim has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) / Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Sydney. In 2016, Tim was awarded the Zelman Cowen John Monash Scholarship, and completed an LLM at the University of Cambridge. He undertook studies in criminal law, human rights and public law, and international criminal law. Tim graduated with a First Class degree and was awarded the Redress Solutions Plc Prize for the top law student at Queens’ College, and a Foundation Scholarship. He has an outstanding record of community leadership evidenced by the positions he has held in a number of organisations including UN Youth Australia, the UN Association of Australia, The University of Sydney Union and the Australian Youth Affairs Coalition. Tim has worked as a Legal Officer at the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, which has made a lasting impression on him and helped shape his goals for the future. Tim is currently a barrister at Matrix Chambers, London, where he works primarily in criminal and human rights law.
* 'Why Australia should face civil lawsuits over soldier misdeeds in Afghanistan' (The Conversation, 2018): https://theconversation.com/why-australia-should-face-civil-lawsuits-over-soldier-misdeeds-in-afghanistan-100176 * 'How the excuse of "pure fantasy" works in online child sex abuse cases' (The Conversation, 2017): https://theconversation.com/how-the-excuse-of-pure-fantasy-works-in-online-child-sex-abuse-cases-88231