Joshua Matz is a lawyer and writer based in Washington, D.C. He entered private practice after serving as a law clerk to Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the U.S. Supreme Court (2014-15). Previously, Joshua clerked for Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (2013-14), and for Judge J. Paul Oetken of the Southern District of New York (2012-13).
Joshua holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MSt from Oxford University. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he served as Articles & Book Reviews Chair of the Harvard Law Review and president of the American Constitution Society. From 2011 to 2012, Joshua wrote news round-ups 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 an award-winning book entitled Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution. This followed several co-authored articles on LGBT rights, including "The Constitutional Inevitability of Same-Sex Marriage," 71 Md. L. Rev. 471 (2012). In addition, Joshua has written about a wide range of legal issues under President Trump, including the legality of President Trump's revised travel ban, the significance of the special prosecutor appointment, and President Trump's continuing emoluments violations. His articles have appeared in the Washington Post, The Guardian, The Atlantic, ACS Blog, and Wired Magazine.
Joshua maintains an active civil rights practice. Representative matters include: