In 2015, Matthew was a legal intern at WNET New York Public Media, where he reviewed, revised, and drafted public television production and related agreements; analyzed contracts to determine rights obligations for ancillary distribution of documentary films; conducted legal research regarding intellectual property, media, employment, and the FCC; assessed news and documentary clips for First Amendment, defamation, and fair use risk; and devised legal guidelines for running online promotions via social media.
Before law school, Matthew was a Fellow with Repair the World: Philadelphia. In this capacity, he worked at a K–8 public school, leading recess and classroom games; assisted with conflict resolution, student mentorship, and after-school clubs; developed and facilitated service learning curricula designed to help volunteers connect their service work to their local communities and to the greater Philadelphia community; and designed community discussion events focused on social justice issues, such as education inequality, youth development, homelessness, refugee resettlement, food access, and hunger.
Dean’s Service Award for pro bono service
Founding Member, Sports and Entertainment Law Society