Matthew Tokson portrait
  • Associate Professor, College Of Law


  • J.D., High Honors, Law School, The University of Chicago
  • A.B., cum laude, Major in Government, Dartmouth College


Professor Tokson graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College and with high honors from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was the Executive Articles Editor of the Law Review and was admitted to the Order of the Coif. He served as law clerk to the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg and to the Honorable David H. Souter of the United States Supreme Court. Previously, he served as law clerk to the Honorable A. Raymond Randolph of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Professor Tokson has also served as a fellow at the University of Chicago and as a senior litigation associate with WilmerHale, in Washington, D.C.
Professor Tokson's recent articles have been published in the University of Chicago Law Review, the Northwestern University Law Review, the Cornell Law Review, the Minnesota Law Review, and the George Washington Law Review.  His article Knowledge and Fourth Amendment Privacy was discussed at oral argument in the Supreme Court case Carpenter v. United States