Matthew Atkinson is the managing solicitor of the legal advice clinic and lecturer at University of South Australia. He teaches and co-ordinates the Law School’s clinical courses, which includes an externship program and the legal advice clinic. He oversees the clinic’s legal practice, supervises and counsels students in a range of work environments. His general research area is in clinical legal education and access to justice. He has presented papers and authored papers focussing on integration of clinical legal education in the law school curriculum, law reform for shop theft offences, and mandatory reporting in legal practice.