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Matthew Lab

Director, Access to Law Initiative (ALI) & Professional Development

J.D., University of California, Hastings College of Law
B.A., San Diego State University [History]
350 Building, 2nd Floor

As the Director of ALI, Matthew manages all aspects of ALI and empowers entrepreneurial and public service-minded alumni to make a living while making a difference. A program for alumni pursuing solo, small-firm, or nonprofit entity practice, ALI provides critical training, support, and post-graduate education while providing access to law to underserved segments of the community. As the Director of Professional Development, Matthew works closely with the Assistant Dean and Associate Directors in the development and administration of the CPDO's professional development curriculum that is offered to students and graduates.

Prior to joining the CPDO in 2011, Matthew practiced law full time for more than nine years in both law firm and in-house corporate settings in the areas of business and real estate litigation and commercial transactions. He continues to serve as retained outside legal counsel for select local companies and teaches as an adjunct professor of business and real estate law in the Fowler College of Business at San Diego State University. He earned his J.D. at UC Hastings and holds a California Real Estate Broker's license.