Francesca Genova Matozzo

Francesca Genova Matozzo

Legal Fellow, Religious Liberty Clinic

Office: 1305 Biolchini Hall of Law
Phone: 574-631-3106
Email: fgenova@nd.edu

Francesca Genova Matozzo is the Religious Liberty Initiative’s first Legal Fellow.

Prior to joining the Religious Liberty Initiative in 2021, she spent almost four years as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, where she litigated and argued cases in U.S. district and appellate courts, participated in cases in state courts, and was involved in nationwide coordination of policies and litigation strategy. Before that, Matozzo clerked for the Honorable Morton I. Greenberg on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Honorable Andrew S. Hanen on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Matozzo has co-authored a comparative article with Andrea Pin published in the Yale Journal of International Law and published works on comparative religious liberty in the Notre Dame Law Review and the Notre Dame Law Review Online. She has also written on family law and international law for the International Journal of Comparative Law's I-CONnect blog, presented at conferences and law schools on comparative law, and conducted research at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law.

Matozzo graduated magna cum laude from Notre Dame Law School and received a bachelor’s of arts in English summa cum laude from Providence College.