J.D., magna cum laude, Harvard Law School, 2012
Articles & Book Reviews Chair, Harvard Law Review
Oberman Memorial Award in Constitutional Law
President, American Constitution Society
MSt with Distinction, Oxford University, 2009
Peter J. Parrish Dissertation Prize
B.A., magna cum laude, University of Pennsylvania, 2008
Phi Beta Kappa
District of Columbia
Joshua Matz, Associate
Joshua Matz is a trial and appellate litigator. He joined the firm in 2015, after serving as a law clerk to Justice Anthony Kennedy of the Supreme Court of the United States. From 2013 to 2014, he served as a law clerk to Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. From 2012-2013, he served as law clerk to Judge J. Paul Oetken of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Joshua holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MSt from Oxford University. He attended Harvard Law School, where he served as Articles & Book Reviews Chair of the Harvard Law Review and president of the American Constitution Society. He was a semifinalist in the Ames Moot Court Competition and was named Best Oralist in the regional round of the ACS National Moot Court Competition. From 2011 to 2012, Joshua wrote round-ups of Supreme Court coverage and commentary for SCOTUSblog. Forbes named Joshua to its “30 under 30” Law & Policy List for 2014, and in 2016 named him an “Alumni All-Star” of past Law & Policy honorees.
In June 2014, Joshua and Professor Laurence Tribe published a co-authored book entitled Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution. Their book was honored by the Green Bag for its exemplary legal writing, awarded the American Bar Association’s 2015 Silver Gavel Honorable Mention, and listed as “notable non-fiction” by the Washington Post.
Professional Activities, Publications and Honors:
Named by Forbes to its “30 Under 30” Law & Policy list for 2014 and then declared an “Alumni All-Star” by Forbes in 2016
Richard Painter, Laurence Tribe, Norman Eisen, and Joshua Matz, The Trouble with Trump’s Emoluments, The Atlantic (January 18, 2017)
Joshua Matz, Trump Conflicts of Interest “Fix” Is No Such Thing, The Guardian (January 12, 2017)
Laurence Tribe & Joshua Matz, Will Eight Justices Become the New Normal?, Washington Post (June 3, 2016)
Laurence Tribe & Joshua Matz, Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution (Henry Holt & Co. 2014)
Laurence Tribe & Joshua Matz, An Ephemeral Moment: Minimalism, Equality, and Federalism in the Struggle for Same-Sex Marriage Rights, 37 N.Y.U. Rev. L. & Soc. Change 199 (2013)
Laurence Tribe & Joshua Matz, The Constitutional Inevitability of Same-Sex Marriage, 71 Md. L. Rev. 471 (2012)
Michael Kirkpatrick & Joshua Matz, Avoiding Permanent Limbo: Qualified Immunity and the Elaboration of Constitutional Rights from Saucier to Camreta (and Beyond), 80 Fordham L. Rev. 643 (2011)