Allison is a J.D. candidate for the Class of 2009 at Cornell Law School. She graduated magna cum laude from Cornell University in 2006, with a double major in English and Psychology. During her time as an undergraduate, Allison worked for Cornell's Residential Child Care Project, researching child fatalities due to restraints in institutionalized settings. During her first year of law school, Allison represented the Law School on Cornell's Graduate and Professional Student Assembly Council of Representatives. Allison spent the summer of 2007 working for the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services General Counsel and the summer of 2008 working for Brown Rudnick LLP in Boston.