University of Saskatchewan, JD
Matthew Scott joined JSS Barristers as an Associate in 2021, after completing his articles with the firm.
Matthew’s practice is focused primarily on the following areas: administrative, public & regulatory law; alternative dispute resolution; appeals; arbitration; charter of rights & constitutional law; construction law; corporate & commercial litigation; injunctions; oil & gas litigation; privacy litigation; professional negligence & discipline; and securities & shareholder litigation. He has experience in arbitral proceedings, including as a member of teams representing clients in complex, high-value arbitrations, and he has taken a lead role in the arbitration of a multi-party contractual dispute. Matthew has also represented clients in shareholder disputes and oppression claims, including the representation of minority shareholders, and he has experience advising on corporate governance issues.
In 2020, he obtained his JD, with great distinction, from the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan. Born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan, he attended the University of Regina where he majored in political science and minored in French and francophone intercultural studies. He studied for two years at the University of Regina and one year at l’Institut d’études politiques (Sciences Po) in Rennes, France. Matthew speaks both French and English.
In law school, Matthew served two years on the editorial board of the Saskatchewan Law Review, one year as Vice-President of external affairs of the Law Students’ Association and volunteered with Campus Legal Services through Pro Bono Students Canada. Additionally, Matthew was highlighted for his academic achievements; he was the recipient of the William Elliot Entrance Scholarship, as well as a two-time recipient of the College of Law Upper-Year Juris Doctor Academic Achievement Scholarship.
Before law school, Matthew was a tennis coach with Tennis Saskatchewan. In his free time, Matt enjoys skiing, golf, photography, and watching and playing soccer.