Jennifer Allison is a Librarian for Foreign, Comparative, and International Law at the Harvard Law School Library, specializing in German-language jurisdictions. She has been the library’s liaison to PILAC since the program’s inception in 2014. In this capacity, she created and maintains the PILAC research guide. She also provides individual and group research consultations and classes for PILAC researchers, both in general legal research and in topics related specifically to international humanitarian law. Chief among her professional accomplishments is her service as an assistant editor for the Foreign Law Guide, a leading resource for foreign law research.
Jennifer earned an LL.M. in German Law from the University of Würzburg and a J.D. from the Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, California. During her J.D. enrollment, she was an exchange student at the Juristische Fakultät of the University of Augsburg in Germany, where her German-language coursework focused on legal theory/philosophy, international civil procedure, and international criminal law. After graduating from law school, she worked as a law librarian at the Pepperdine School of Law Library, specializing in educational technology and foreign and international law. Jennifer earned a Master’s in Library and Information Science (MLIS) from San Jose State University, and a Bachelor of Arts (English/German) from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. She was admitted to the California Bar in 2007.
[Biography last updated: August 2018.]