Alison Monahan

Alison Monahan

Alison Monahan co-founded the online resource, Girls Guide to Law School, which has the tagline “Get In, Get Through, Stay You”. Her other projects include Law School Toolbox, Bar Exam Toolbox, Trebuchet Legal, and the Catapult Legal Career Conference.

Alison graduated from Columbia Law School in 2006 as a Kent Scholar, a Stone Scholar, and a member of the Columbia Law Review. After law school, she clerked for a federal District Court judge and worked as a patent litigator in a large law firm in San Francisco. She eventually left to start The Girl’s Guide to Law School, which rapidly became a leading resource for women (and some men) embarking on a legal career.

Alison is featured regularly in a variety of publications including: Above the Law, Bloomberg Law, LexisNexis, Ms. JD, The Grindstone, Comedians at Law, Student Appeal, Happy Go Legal and others. The Girl’s Guide to Law School was recognized in 2012, 2013, and 2014 as an ABA Top 100 Blawg. Alison is also a frequent speaker at law schools and legal conferences.

Guest Appearances
March 9, 2015
What Does the 21st Century Legal Career Look Like?

Due to advancements in technology, increased outsourcing, and globalization, students are not necessarily graduating law school and entering a big law firm on track to become a partner. A legal career can take you into a solo practice, a virtual practice, electronic discovery, in-house counsel for a startup, or in an alternative direction using your...

October 22, 2014
Clio Cloud Conference: Alison Monahan on Compromising Generational Differences

New Solo host Adriana Linares interviews Alison Monahan about her speech at the 2014 Clio Cloud Conference. Monahan explains the difference between generational preferences and business necessities in a law firm and how things like email versus texting or timeframes on feedback can be sticking points. She also describes her personal experience in law school...

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