Joshua Matz is the Publisher of Take Care. He is also of counsel at Gupta Wessler PLLC and Kaplan & Company LLP. His practice specialties include appellate litigation, civil rights, consumer protection, and constitutional law.
Joshua entered private practice after serving as a law clerk to Justice Anthony 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 Larry Tribe co-authored an award-winning book entitled Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution (Henry Holt & Co). This followed several co-authored articles on LGBT rights, including "The Constitutional Inevitability of Same-Sex Marriage," 71 Md. L. Rev. 471 (2012). In May 2018, Joshua and Tribe will publish their second book together, To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment (Basic Books).
In addition, Joshua has written about a wide range of legal issues under President Trump, focusing on LGBT rights, religious freedom, emoluments, anti-corruption rules, and the role of the Supreme Court. His articles have appeared in the Washington Post, The Guardian, The Atlantic, ACS Blog, and Wired Magazine. In April 2017, he delivered a talk at Harvard Law School about "The Legal Resistance to Trump."
Joshua and Amir Ali co-teach a course at Georgetown University Law Center entitled "Constitutional Litigation and the Current Administration." More information on that course can be found here.