Justin Zatkoff is a candidate for Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law in Detroit, Michigan, having an expected graduation date of May 2014. Mr. Zatkoff maintains a high grade point average, earning him recognition on the Dean’s List, a Quarter-finalist position in the G. Mennen Williams Moot Court Competition, and a Dean’s Scholarship. As he pursues his law degree, Justin Zatkoff serves as a Teaching Assistant for the Fall Applied Legal Theory and Analysis (Legal Writing) program.
Prior to enrolling at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Justin Zatkoff earned a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Political Science. At Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, he was a member of the track & field team as an undergraduate, a member of the Dean’s List, as well as a member in the school’s Honors College in 2006. During his undergraduate tenure, Mr. Zatkoff also studied political science at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.
While pursing his J.D., Justin Zatkoff gained real-world experience in order to better prepare himself for a future career in law. Between his first and second years of law school, he worked as a summer intern for Hon. Lawrence P. Zatkoff, a U.S. District Judge in the Eastern District of Michigan. Mr. Zatkoff gained invaluable research and writing skills during his time with the Court. He also attended trials, hearings, and conferences, and did research for Judge Zatkoff and his staff in order to enhance those skills.
Justin Zatkoff has previously worked as a law clerk for the firm of Shifman & Carlson, P.C. in Farmington Hills, Michigan, drafting legal memoranda on municipal law, charter school law, and election law issues, as well as preparing legislation for municipal clients and policy updates for charter schools.
In his spare time, Mr. Zatkoff enjoys a healthy way of life, which includes participating in triathlons and marathons. He recently completed Ironman Mont-Tremblant, finishing in just under 15 hours.