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She is a 2016 graduate of Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law. While in law school, Allison worked as an extern for the CSE Institute. She drafted sections of the CSE Institute’s first comprehensive report on commercial sexual exploitation in Pennsylvania and trained law enforcement on Act 105 (2014), Pennsylvania’s human trafficking statute. Allison also researched and wrote a policy paper on Backpage.com, its facilitation of sex trafficking, and why the Communications Decency Act, a federal statute that protects websites, should not prevent victims who have been advertised on Backpage from suing the advertiser using civil remedies in anti-trafficking laws. Allison continues to contribute to CSE Institute website posts about ongoing criminal and civil proceedings against Backpage.com.
Before law school, Allison was employed as a litigation paralegal at a large law firm in Washington, D.C. She assisted attorneys who represented victims of labor trafficking, helping them apply for T-Visas and sue their traffickers using the civil remedy in the federal human trafficking statute, the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act (“TVPRA”).