Matthew Spurlock was the firm’s 2016-2017 Fellow in Appellate and Constitutional Litigation. He joined the firm in September 2016 following two years as a legal fellow with the ACLU’s National Security Program, where he worked on litigation related to government’s targeted-killing program, Guantanamo detention, and electronic surveillance. Before joining the ACLU, Matt served as a law clerk to Chief Justice Chase T. Rogers of the Connecticut Supreme Court and Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court.
Matt is a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. While in law school, he worked on accountability for Guantanamo psychologists in Harvard’s International Human Rights clinic and cancellation of removal applications for Portuguese-speaking clients at the Immigration and Refugee Clinic, and served as an editor of the Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review. Matt has interned at the ACLU of Michigan, the ACLU’s Center for Democracy, and the ACLU’s Speech, Privacy & Technology Project.