Matthew Oliver is a law clerk in the Litigation Department.

Mr. Oliver joined Debevoise in 2021. He received a J.D. from Yale Law School in 2021, where he was a managing editor of the Yale Journal of International Law. Mr. Oliver completed a D.Phil. in philosophy at the University of Oxford as a Clarendon Scholar in 2018 and a B.Phil., with distinction, at the University of Oxford in 2016. He received his B.A., with high distinction, from the University of Toronto in 2014. During his B.A., Mr. Oliver spent a year studying at Sciences Po Paris.

Mr. Oliver is the author of “Contracting by Artificial Intelligence: Open Offers, Unilateral Mistakes, and Why Algorithms are Not Agents,” Australian National University Journal of Law and Technology (2021) and “Don’t Shoot! Why the Police Should Not Stand Their Ground,” Montana Law Review Online (2021). He has also published articles on moral philosophy including “The Means and the Good,” Analysis (2021).


  • Yale Law School, 2021, J.D.
  • University of Oxford, 2018, D. Phil.
  • University of Oxford, 2016, B.Phil.
  • University of Toronto, 2014, B.A. (Hons)

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