Charles Darwin University’s new Associate Professor of Law is the first graduate from its law school to be appointed at the professorial level.
Matthew Storey completed a Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws course at CDU in 1995.
He was awarded his Bachelor of Laws with first class honours, and awarded the Attorney General’s Medal and University Medal in the same year.
Associate Professor Storey subsequently completed a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the ANU and a Master of Laws from Macquarie University, for which he was also awarded the Vice Chancellor’s commendation.
He completed a Graduate Diploma in Energy and Natural Resources Law at the University of Melbourne where he is currently completing his Doctorate of Philosophy.
An expert in natural resources law, Associate Professor Storey has specialised in property mining, environment and native title law.
He has lectured, published and practised in these areas for a number of years. Before taking up his position at CDU he was a Senior Solicitor with the NT Department of Justice and has served as Director of the NT Anti-Discrimination Commission.
He previously held a full time position as a Lecturer in Law at CDU and worked for the North Australian Legal Aid Service where he was primarily responsible for the ‘Stolen Generations cases’.
Associate Professor Storey has served a number of years on the Council of the Law Society of the NT and was elected its secretary last year. He holds executive positions on a number of other legal professional bodies and is a Legal Officer in the Royal Australian Navy Reserve.
Married with three children, Associate Professor Storey is an active member of the Darwin Surf Life Saving Club, serving as a committee member, patrol vice-captain and Nipper age group Manager. He is also the honorary legal officer to Surf Life Saving (NT).