Allison is entering her final year of the Dual JD program at the Universities of Windsor and Detroit Mercy. She obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts in History and Middle East Studies from the University of Toronto, and her Master of Arts in Conflict Resolution in Divided Societies from King’s College London. Allison’s Masters dissertation research focused on discursive representations of Afghan women in the British media post-9/11, with a focus on the cooptation of feminist rhetoric in print journalism; her research was presented at the Women in International Security – Canada annual conference in Edmonton, Alberta. Prior to law school, Allison worked for a non-profit as a community educator, spreading awareness about poverty and homelessness in the city of Toronto.
At the University of Windsor, Allison is very involved in her law school community: she is a tutorial assistant in first year contract law, a volunteer with the Pro Bono Students Canada Trans ID Clinic, and is co-chair of Windsor Law’s Law Needs Feminism Because campaign. This past summer, Allison worked as an extern for the Michigan Department of Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division, where she made her first appearance in Wayne County Court, wrote policy recommendations to the State Attorney General, and had the opportunity to work on an amicus brief that was submitted to the Supreme Court of the United States.
Outside of school, Allison enjoys visiting new coffee shops, cooking for her friends and family, and anything to do with theatre.