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Zachary Carstens (JD '21) and Matthew Myatt ('16, JD '19) Selected for John Marshall Legal Fellowship 2023

Pepperdine Caruso Law alumni Zachary Carstens (JD '21) and Matthew Myatt ('16, JD '19) have been selected as 2023 John Marshall Fellows by the Claremont Institute. The John Marshall Fellows program selects recent law graduates en route to top clerkships, government postings, and academia positions for intensive seminars in American political thought and jurisprudence.

From the Claremont Institute:

Zach Carstens is a law clerk for Judge Brantley Starr of the Northern District of Texas. Previously, he clerked for Justice Jeffrey S. Boyd of the Texas Supreme Court. He graduated magna cum laude from Pepperdine Caruso School of Law, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Pepperdine Law Review, Vice President of the Federalist Society, and a board member of Christian Legal Society. During law school, he worked at the Office of the Texas Solicitor General. Prior to law school, he was a preacher at a church in Texas. Upon completion of his clerkship this fall, he will be joining the Dallas office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. He graduated from Abilene Christian University with degrees in English and Biblical Text.

Matthew Myatt is currently a clinical fellow at Harvard Law School’s Religious Freedom Clinic. He previously clerked for Judge Alice M. Batchelder of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and Judge Michael Truncale of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. Before his clerkships, he spent a year in Uganda as a legal fellow representing pretrial detainees and doing public justice reform work. He received his J.D. from Pepperdine Law School, where he served as Literary Citation Editor for the Pepperdine Law Review, president of the Christian Legal Society, and a teaching assistant for Legal Research & Writing. He also received Order of the Barristers in Appellate Advocacy for his work on the moot court team. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and Sociology from Pepperdine University.

The complete announcement may be found at 2023 John Marshall Fellows