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Alison Hollenbeck L’14

Alison’s commitment to public interest began in 2006, when she spent her junior year of college in Egypt. What began as an experience volunteering with a student group that served refugees developed into a life-long commitment to refugee and immigrant rights. 

While at Penn Law, Alison served as co-director of the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP), and participated in the group’s 2012 and 2014 spring break trips in Amman, Jordan and Erbil, Iraq. She was also a law student representative in the Transnational Legal Clinic, the Interdisciplinary Child Advocacy Clinic, and the Custody and Support Assistance Clinic (CASAC). 

Alison served as a law clerk in immigration courts for two years through the DOJ Honors Program immediately after graduation. She will begin a Penn Fellowship at the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project in Tacoma, Washington in the fall of 2016, where she will represent detained immigrants in bond hearings.