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Schafer joins law firm

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 2:22 p.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 3:11 p.m. CDT

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Matthew Schafer of Princeton joined the law firm of Levine Sullivan Koch and Schulz, LLP in the Washington, D.C., office in August 2013 and was admitted to the Maryland Bar on Dec. 19.

Schafer graduated cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., in May 2013 with his juris doctor. Also in May, Louisiana State University's Manship School of Mass Communication conferred on Schafer a Master of Mass Communication.

At Georgetown Law Center, Schafer was the managing editor for the Journal of National Security Law & Policy and a senior writing fellow. He was the winner of the ABA Standing Committee on National Security Law's student writing competition on the interaction of the First Amendment and national security.

Outside law school, Schafer was a legal intern at NPR, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the Superior Court of the District of Columbia and the Court of Appeals for Maryland.

While at LSU, the Society of Professional Journalists awarded Schafer the Mark of Excellence award for his blog, Lippmann Would Roll. His writings have been quoted or cited at NPR, Politico and the Columbia Journalism Review, among others. His academic writing twice won top paper awards at national and international mass communication conferences.

Schafer, the son of Crane and Carolyn Schafer, graduated from Princeton High School in 2005 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies from the University of Illinois in 2009.

Levine Sullivan Koch and Schulz, LLP practices exclusively in the field of media law, including First Amendment, entertainment and intellectual property law.

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