Part-time Faculty N-Z
Matthew J. Singer
Title/s: Staff Law Clerk, United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
Matthew is currently a staff law clerk at the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, where he assists the court’s judges with appeals concerning a broad range of legal issues. In this position, he is responsible for handling an appeal from its earliest stages until the court’s final decision: reviewing the briefs and the record, researching the law, drafting a proposed order or bench memorandum, incorporating feedback from supervisors and judges, and preparing a final draft for public release. Previously, Matthew was a summer associate in the litigation practice of Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago and spent a summer as an intern at the United States Attorney’s Office in New Haven, Connecticut, where he argued for the government at a contested sentencing hearing. During law school, Matthew was a law student advocate at Harvard’s Predatory Lending and Consumer Protection Clinic and externed for the Honorable Lawrence E. McCormick in the Boston Municipal Court. Before law school, he managed two successful campaigns for state representative in Iowa. Matthew also was a senior sports editor at the Michigan Daily student newspaper, where he covered Michigan’s football and basketball teams.
B.A., University of Michigan, 2007
M.P.P., University of Michigan, Ford School of Public Policy, 2008
J.D., Harvard Law School, 2012