Matthew B. Nicholson

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Education & Honors

  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2009; Order of the Coif; Managing Board, Articles Editor, Virginia Law Review
  • University of Virginia, B.A., with high honors, 2006

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Virginia and District of Columbia

Government Experience

  • Law Clerk, Justice Clarence Thomas, Supreme Court of the United States, 2011-2012
  • Bristow Fellow, Office of the Solicitor General, United States Department of Justice, 2010-2011
  • Law Clerk, Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III, United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2009-2010


  • Note, Is O Centro a Sign of Hope for RFRA Claimants?, 95 Va. L. Rev. 1281 (2009)
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