|Justice of the High Court|
|Assumed office |
|Born||12 May 1964|
Palmer graduated with a BA in Economics & Political Science from University of Canterbury in 1983. This was followed by a LLB (Hons) (First Class) in 1987. Then a LLM & JSD from Yale Law School in 1993.
Palmer was the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Government Relations), Dean of Law, and Director of the New Zealand Centre for Public Law at Victoria University of Wellington from January 2001 until June 2007. He has also held positions in the Treasury and has been Deputy Secretary of Justice (Public Law) in the New Zealand Ministry of Justice and Deputy Solicitor-General (Public Law) in the New Zealand Crown Law Office.
Matthew Palmer is author of The Treaty of Waitangi in New Zealand's Law and Constitution, which was published in November 2008. He also co-authored (with his father) Bridled Power, a leading text on New Zealand public law.
- "Dr Matthew S. R. Palmer QC | Public Law and policy, Constitutional Design | Barrister, Thorndon Chambers". Works.bepress.com. Retrieved 19 October 2015.
- "Appointment of Judge of the High Court". beehive.govt.nz. Retrieved 19 October 2015.