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Catherine Arnold

Catherine is a trainee at Matrix

Called: 2023

Catherine is a trainee at Matrix. She is currently doing a seat in extradition, supervised by James Stansfeld and Mark Summers KC.

Prior to joining Matrix, Catherine completed her Ph.D., with Distinction, in History at Yale University and was Assistant Professor of History at the University of Memphis in Tennessee. Her research and teaching focused on the history of international human rights and humanitarian intervention.

Catherine has published an article on the eighteenth-century origins of humanitarian intervention in the peer-reviewed History journal, The English Historical Review. More recently, she has contributed to the International Forum for Responsible Media Blog, The Reporter, and the Entertainment Law Review.

  • B.A., Italian Studies, Wellesley College (2010) – First Class (ranked in top 2% of year group); awarded Departmental Honours for senior thesis.
  • Ph.D., History, Yale University (2017) – Distinction (won the Hans Gatzke Prize for Outstanding Dissertation in European History).
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, City, University of London (2022) – Distinction (awarded City, University of London’s top merit scholarship; Gray’s Inn Enoch Dumbutshena GDL Scholarship).
  • Bar Vocational Studies Course, City, University of London (2023) – Distinction (awarded Gray’s Inn Prince of Wales Scholarship; City Law School Scholarship for Academic Excellence).

Catherine speaks an advanced level of French and Italian.

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Called: 2023

Catherine is a trainee at Matrix

Catherine Arnold

Contact Catherine: CatherineArnold@matrixlaw.co.uk | +44 (0)20 7404 3447


Catherine is a trainee at Matrix. She is currently doing a seat in extradition, supervised by James Stansfeld and Mark Summers KC.

Prior to joining Matrix, Catherine completed her Ph.D., with Distinction, in History at Yale University and was Assistant Professor of History at the University of Memphis in Tennessee. Her research and teaching focused on the history of international human rights and humanitarian intervention.

Catherine has published an article on the eighteenth-century origins of humanitarian intervention in the peer-reviewed History journal, The English Historical Review. More recently, she has contributed to the International Forum for Responsible Media Blog, The Reporter, and the Entertainment Law Review.

Education and Background

  • B.A., Italian Studies, Wellesley College (2010) – First Class (ranked in top 2% of year group); awarded Departmental Honours for senior thesis.
  • Ph.D., History, Yale University (2017) – Distinction (won the Hans Gatzke Prize for Outstanding Dissertation in European History).
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, City, University of London (2022) – Distinction (awarded City, University of London’s top merit scholarship; Gray’s Inn Enoch Dumbutshena GDL Scholarship).
  • Bar Vocational Studies Course, City, University of London (2023) – Distinction (awarded Gray’s Inn Prince of Wales Scholarship; City Law School Scholarship for Academic Excellence).

Catherine speaks an advanced level of French and Italian.