Matt Rakar

Articling Student
Matt joined Cochrane Saxberg as an articling student in June 2023, following his graduation from the University of Manitoba’s Robson Hall Faculty of Law. Prior to law school, in 2020 Matt completed his Bachelor of Science at the University of Manitoba with a major in Biology and minor in Psychology. 
During his time at law school, he volunteered at the Legal Help Centre, Welcome Place, and the Main Street Project through Pro Bono Students Canada. Matt was an active member of the Robson Hall Community, serving as as Co-Chair of the Professional Development Committee (2022-2023), in multiple roles on Robson Hall’s Environmental Law Group (2020-2023), and was the representative for the Manitoba Law Students Association on the University of Manitoba Students’ Union Board of Directors (2021-2022). 
Outside of the office, Matt enjoys spending time in Lac du Bonnet, travelling, and playing/watching sports like hockey, curling and dodgeball


 University of Manitoba, Juris Doctor 2023

 University of Manitoba, Bachelor of Sciences in Biology, 2020


Leadership, Membership, and Achievements

  • Law Society of Manitoba
  • Manitoba Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Manitoba Law Students Association Professional Development Committee Co-Chair (2022-2023)
  • Manitoba Law Students Association Law Banquet Coordinator (2021-2022)
  • Student Researcher, Main Street Project, Pro Bono Students Canada, (2021-2022)
  • Manitoba Law Students Association representative on the University of Manitoba Students’ Union Board of directors (2021-2022)
  • Student Volunteer, Welcome Place (2020-2022)
  • Dedication Award, St. Paul’s College Student Council (2020)