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Introduction to Law Term Paper

As a student in JLC-101, Introduction to Law at American University, Matthew was tasked with writing a paper about a topic related to the field of law. In response to the prompt, he chose to study how the United States Supreme Court would weigh juvenile life sentencing in the case of Jones v. Mississippi which gave oral arguments in front of the Court on November 3rd, 2020. Note: Citations for this paper are completed according to the Bluebook. 

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Ruffing Montessori School Graduation Speech

As a member of the Ruffing Montessori School Alumni Council, Matthew was invited to speak on behalf of the council at the school’s 2019 eighth grade graduation. It was the first time that a member of the alumni council spoke at the school’s graduation, but it has since become a valued tradition that the school will continue into the future. After several months of meetings with members of the school, writing, rewriting, and editing, the speech was completed less than forty-eight hours before it was delivered.

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