Matthew J. Allen earned his B.A. in History and Political Science from Ohio Northern University, where he graduated with High Distinction, received the Meritorious Service Award, and served as the Chair of the Dean’s Student Advisory Board for the College of Arts and Sciences. He was also a T.A. in the Department of History and Political Science. He earned his J.D. from the School of Law at University of Pittsburgh, where he was a recipient of the Dean’s Scholarship and the Alfa V. Papa Memorial Scholarship. During law school, he also served as a legal writing teaching assistant.