Matthew Burton graduated from the University of Leicester in 2009 with a First Class Honours in Law. During his LLB Matthew was awarded the May Fund Prize in recognition of his academic achievements in his undergraduate dissertation. Subsequently Matthew studied at the University of Cambridge (Sidney Sussex) for a Masters in Law. Matthew joined the Birmingham Law School in 2010 as a Postgraduate Teaching Assistant. His doctoral research is a comparative study of the methods of human rights protection through statutory bills of rights in Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
Matthew’s research interests are in public law, political theory, jurisprudence, international law, human rights and criminal law.
Matthew's research examines how national legislatures in Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom are involved in the project of human rights protection, under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act, and the Human Rights Act respectively.