Externships: Office of the NY Attorney General - Investor Protection Bureau
Clinics: Securities Arbitration Clinic; Alexander Fellows program working for Judge Jack Weinstein, Eastern District of New York
Undergraduate College: Rollins College
Current Job: Summer Associate at Hogan Lovells
Allison Cook came to law school after spending several years at an investment bank, work that made her thirsty to dig deeper into the industry—and this passion has guided her approach to law school so far.
“I am interested in transactional work - probably something corporate,” she says. “My time with the Securities Arbitration Clinic made a big impact. I loved working with our clients. They were lovely people who needed help, and even when there were situations where our intake contacts turned out not to have viable claims, it was incredibly fulfilling to help put their minds at ease by just talking them through the challenges they were facing.”
Allison has stayed involved in Cardozo outside of externships and clinics—she was a student advocate with the Unemployment Action Center for her 1L year and served as treasurer to the organization her 2L year. She was also an original participant in the May Mentors program. Additionally, for her 2L year she was a teaching assistant for a 1L Legal Writing class and a staff editor on the Cardozo Law Review.
“I've enjoyed a lot about Cardozo,” she says. “I have great friends who graduated from here a few years ago and they always talked about the sense of community that exists here. I believe it. I have found some amazing friends, have met some incredibly interesting people, and continue to be impressed by my peers and the professors.”