Alumni (Scholar)

Matt Adams

Maryland Jefferson Scholar
Catonsville, Maryland
B.A. University of Virginia (1999)
J.D. University of Virginia (2002)


Washington Literary Society and Debating Union; Parliamentary Debate Team, president (team ranked 4th nationally, individually ranked 6th); Smith-Simpson Debater; U.Va. Debate Tournament, housing director, tournament director; U.Va. High School Debate Tournament, accommodations director; Student Council, Legislative Committee vice chair; Women's Varsity Basketball, scout team; Dean's List; Economics Distinguished Majors Program

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