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Matthew Parker

Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, Executive Director Legal Education Programs

Matthew Parker

Matt Parker is the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Executive Director for Legal Education Programs at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.  In that capacity he is the director for the Law School's LLM, LLCM, SJD and ML Programs, as well as its short term legal education programs.

Matt is a graduate of Penn Law's JD Program, cum laude 2000. After graduating from law school, he clerked in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania for the Hon. Thomas N. O'Neill, after which he worked as an associate attorney at law firms in Washington D.C. and Philadelphia. Matt returned to the Law School as Associate Director of Graduate and International Programs in 2005, and became Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs in 2008, and obtained an Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration at the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education in 2015.

Matt is originally from upstate New York and graduated from Cornell University with a degree in International Relations in 1995 and has lived abroad for extended periods in Australia and the People's Republic of China.

Representative Publications

Blowing Smoke? A Reappraisal of U.S. Tobacco Policy in China, 21 U. PA. J. INT’L ECON. L 211 (2000).