Alison Monahan

Alison Monahan has a JD from Columbia Law School. 

  • Holds a master's degree in architecture from the University of California, Berkeley
  • Worked as web application developer in San Francisco before deciding to go to law school
  • At Columbia Law School was a member of the Columbia Law Review, a Kent and Stone Scholar, and a Teaching Assistant for Civil Procedure



Alison Monahan wrote about legal careers for The Balance for two years. A graduate of Columbia Law School, she founded The Girl's Guide to Law School after leaving the Quinn Emanuel law firm in 2010.  Her experience also includes clerking for the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts.

She also started Trebuchet Legal, a careers site for law students, and Bar Exam Toolbox, which has resources to prepare for the bar exam. 


JD, Columbia Law School 

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 

Alison Monahan