Matthew Towey

Matthew Towey, Honors Scholar, Class of 2009

Chicago-Kent Honors Scholar

Class of 2009

Matt Towey graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame in 1995 with a B.A. in Philosophy and Government. Prior to attending Chicago-Kent, he worked for more than a decade at non-profit organizations providing housing and services for people facing homelessness. Most recently, Mr. Towey served as the Development Director at Chicago House, a leading provider of housing and care for individuals and families affected by HIV and AIDS.

At Chicago-Kent, Mr. Towey co-chaired the Kent Justice Foundation's annual auction to support public interest fellowships for his classmates, served as a Notes and Comments Editor of the Chicago-Kent Law Review, and completed externships with Magistrate Judge Arlander Keys in the United States District Court and with the City of Chicago’s Department of Law. He also served as an intern at Business and Professional People for the Public Interest (BPI) through the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI). During his third year of law school, Mr. Towey worked on civil rights matters as a law clerk in the Office of the United States Attorney. After graduation, he joined the Legal Honors program at the Chicago office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Mr. Towey’s Honors Scholars third-year seminar paper won the 2009 national student writing competition sponsored by the American Bar Association's Affordable Housing and Community Development Forum. His paper, The Land Trust Without Land: The Unusual Structure of the Chicago Community Land Trust, was published in the Spring 2009 issue of the Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law. The paper is available here by permission of the American Bar Association. The information in the paper or any portion thereof may not be copied or disseminated in any form or by any means or downloaded or stored in an electronic database or retrieval system without the express written consent of the American Bar Association.


2009 Honors Scholars Seminar Paper

See above.