A. Matthew Durkin

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Matthew Durkin

Matte received a Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, degree from the Loyola University Chicago School of Law in January 2017, where he also served as a Student Articles Editor for the Loyola Law Journal.  While attending Loyola, Matte worked full-time as a faculty member of Chicago Jesuit Academy (CJA), an all-boys, full-scholarship middle school located in the Austin neighborhood on the city’s West Side.  Matte began at CJA as a 6th grade mathematics teacher in the summer of 2010 before becoming a 7th grade math and social studies teacher.  In the summer of 2013, Matte planned and founded CJA’s Chicago College Prep Summer Program.  Additionally, Matte worked in the College Persistence Office, supporting the alumni of CJA as they embarked on high school, college and their careers.  Matte also coached basketball, baseball and track while at CJA.

During law school, Matte served as an extern with both Judge Ann Claire Williams for the United State Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and Magistrate Judge Michael T. Mason in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.  He also served as an intern with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Chicago in 2015.  Finally, Matte gained experience in civil rights litigation as a summer associate in 2016 at the civil rights law firm of Loevy & Loevy.

Matte received a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, degree from the University of Notre Dame in May of 2010, where he double-majored in Political Science and History, and also served as a columnist for the Notre Dame student newspaper, The Observer.  Matte is a 2006 graduate of St. Ignatius College Prep, and lives on the North Side of Chicago with his wife, Anne Durkin.