Allison M. Warga
Bethpage, New York
When she attended St. John’s College of Liberal Arts and
Sciences as an undergraduate English major, Allison M. Warga ’09L
planned to one day work in the publishing industry. It wasn’t until
she landed her first job after college as a paralegal, that law
slowly entered her plans.
“Initially I thought I wanted to work in publishing when I chose
English as my major, but law school came to the forefront once I
became a paralegal. Since I had such a great experience as a St.
John’s undergraduate I decided to return to my alma mater for law
school. I just felt like I belonged there.”
Allison is now a graduate of St. John’s School of Law and recipient
of its 2009 Justice Albert H. Bosch Award. Established by Justice
Bosch, a graduate of the class of 1933, this award honors students
in the graduating class who have demonstrated excellence in the
areas of trial or appellate advocacy.
“What I liked most about attending St. John’s School of Law is that
it opened so many doors for me as far as externships, co-curricular
activities and clinics. There are so many great things that St.
John’s offers and I am happy that I was able to take advantage of
so many of the wonderful opportunities.”
This budding attorney will be working as an Assistant District
Attorney at the Queens County District Attorney’s Office in the
“I wanted to become a prosecutor because I believe they serve a
very important role in the criminal justice system. Being a
prosecutor will allow me to represent the best interests of the
public and work to not only help the victims, but get the
defendants the help they need also.”
Throughout law school, Allison was involved in numerous
organizations and activities giving her the chance to practice and
perfect her presence in the courtroom. Aside from being an astute
law student, Allison was the Senior Internal Competitions Director
of the of the Moot Court Honor Society, an external team competitor
for the Polestino Trial Advocacy Institute, and a part of the
Prosecution Clinic, where she worked as a Student ADA prosecuting
domestic violence cases at the Queens District Attorney’s
Office. Allison is confident that she can now handle any case
that comes before her.
In addition to the Bosch commencement award, Allison is also the
proud recipient of the 2008 Best Brief Award in the National Moot
Court Competition and the winner of the 2007 Best Advocate Award
from the Georgetown Law National White Collar Crime Mock Trial
Tournament. “I am extremely proud of all of my accomplishments
throughout law school. It’s great when you achieve the things
that you’ve been working really hard for.”
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