David Matyas and Paul Warchuk join UNB Law

Author: Alexa Gualazzi

Posted on Jun 26, 2023

Category: Faculty

UNB Law is thrilled to announce the appointments of David Matyas and Paul Warchuk as assistant professors.

"David and Paul bring world-class credentials and experience to UNB Law. They will make important contributions to teaching and research in the Faculty of Law as we work to enhance our program and national and international profile," said Michael Marin, Dean of Law.

Mr. Matyas is a Gates Scholar and PhD candidate in the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge. He received BCL/LLB degrees from McGill University, graduating as Gold Medalist. He also holds an MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Oxford. He clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada for the Hon. Rosalie Abella.

A specialist in the law of international humanitarian assistance, the law of disasters, and public international law, Mr. Matyas has authored or co-authored over a dozen scholarly articles in leading national and international journals. He has taught at McGill, Osgoode Hall, and the University of Cambridge. Before law school, Mr. Matyas worked in Africa for several years in the field of international humanitarian assistance.

Mr. Warchuk is a PhD candidate in the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge, where he held the Hollond Whittaker Research Studentship. He received an LLM from Harvard Law School, where he was a Frank Knox Memorial Fellow, and a JD from Queen’s University, where he graduated as Gold Medalist. Mr. Warchuk clerked at the Supreme Court of Canada for the Hon. Suzanne Côté.

Most recently, Mr. Warchuk was Counsel in the Constitutional, Administrative and International Law Section at the federal Department of Justice. A specialist in Administrative and Constitutional Law, Mr. Warchuk's scholarly work has been cited by the Supreme Court of Canada, where he has also appeared as counsel. He has also taught Administrative Law at the University of Ottawa.

Mr. Warchuk's appointment is effective July 1, 2023 and he will begin teaching in September. Mr. Matyas' appointment is effective Jan. 1, 2024.