About Matthew Reid Krell
Matthew Reid Krell is an attorney, a graduate student, and, like Socrates, a midwife of ideas. Also like Socrates, he will probably end up condemned to death for setting himself up as a false god. Coming up with a series of one-liners about himself - and remembering to render them in third person - is more difficult than it looks. While courts fascinate Reid, he's really more of a dilettante, with interests that wander all over the map. In his spare time (ha!), he...you know, I don't know what I would do with spare time anymore. I guess the answer to that now is "write for the Cocklebur." Crap, I lost my third person. I mean, "he doesn't know..." I give up. Hi. I'm Reid. My research is in the intersection of rational-choice and critical theories in judicial politics. I can hear Ilya Somin snickering at that even now. At the Cocklebur, my job, I have been told, is to "spew venom and sarcasm." I live to serve.
My degrees are from The George Washington University (B.A. '04) and the University of Alabama (J.D. '09). My publications have appeared in The Journal of the Legal Profession, The George Mason University Civil Rights Law Journal, and...uh, well, that's it so far. My primary goal out of blogging for the Cocklebur is to finally get a nemesis. I think I've got a great opportunity.