Pepperdine Caruso Law Congratulates Matthew Dillon
Pepperdine Caruso Law is delighted to congratulate its newest bell-ringer in recognition of post-graduate employment success, Matthew Dillon! Matthew was joined in the celebration by Dean Paul Caron and Courtney Caron, Dean Shannon Phillips, Professors Babette Boliek and Kris Knaplund, directors and members of the Career Development Office, Administration Offices, and the Deans' Suite, and many of Matthew's friends and classmates. Prior to ringing the bell, Matthew offered these words of thanks, "I would like to express my gratitude to God, my father in heaven, for his guidance and blessings. I hope to do his will in my future career. Judge Meyers for accepting me as a clerk. I look forward greatly to clerking for him. Judge Mary Ellen Coster Williams for her great kindness and belief in me. Peter Kim, Tyler Brown, Alex Prime, and Ashley Hawkins for their mentorship at the Court of Federal Claims. Professor Babette Boliek for recommending me to Professor Nancy Hunt, and Professor Nancy Hunt for recommending me to Judge Williams. Dean Caron, Dean Goodno, and the rest of the administration and staff at Pepperdine Caruso Law who make the school the great place it is. The faculty at Pepperdine Law, especially Professors Barry McDonald, Hunt, and David DeJute for their help with the application process, and Professor Ed Larson for his advice and mentorship. And finally, my friends and family for their support, friendship, and love."
Following graduation, Matthew will serve as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Edward H. Meyers of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. Matthew gained prior experience with the court when he participated in Caruso Law's Washington, D.C. program. In order to fulfill the experiential component, Matthew served as an extern for U.S. Court of Federal Claims Judge Mary Ellen Coster. The externship introduced him to court, which hears most monetary claims against the federal government not resounding in tort. Matthew is very excited to return to the court upon completion of his JD degree.
Prior to attending law school, Matthew graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he obtained a Bachelor's of Music in Piano Performance. Throughout his time at Caruso Law, he has enjoyed participating on the Pepperdine Law Review, the Disaster Recovery Clinic, as a teaching assistant to Professors Knaplund, and as a research assistant to Professor McDonald. This year, Matthew is serving as an Associate Editor for the Law Review, and is worship director of the Christian Legal Society where is he putting his music background to good use!
Congratulations to Matthew!