Education and Awards

Alison is a 1986 graduate of American University's Washington College of Law, and received her Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude from the University of Georgia in 1982 where she was nominated to Phi Beta Kappa and received the Judge Horace B. Russell Prize.

The U.S. Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review Pro Bono Program honored Alison in February 2002 for her "Outstanding Contribution to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) Pro Bono Project 2001".