Allyson Moore '19


As a child of an international businesswoman, Allyson spent the majority of her childhood between the East Coast of the U.S. and Asia Pacific.  Because of her devoted stay-at-home father, she had the opportunity to spend most of her childhood in the woods, in rivers, or in lakes. Her first memory is of being carried in her dad’s backpack as he hiked through the mountains of Hong Kong. Allyson attended Colorado College, where she played Division II Rugby and was the chair of the college’s Relay for Life committee. She majored in Environmental Science and Music. After graduation in 2015,she began working as a paralegal and office manager at Vigorito, Barker, Porter & Patterson, LLP in New York.  

Allyson came to VLS because of the school’s international and environmental programs. Allyson chose to work at the Clinic to build both a foundation of practical experience and of specific environmental laws. During her time at the Clinic this summer, Allyson created an interactive database to help Connecticut River Conservancy track hydropower licenses nationwide as they prepare to advocate on local dams.  Allyson also completed significant research on the White Mountains National Forest on behalf of a client and drafted a portion of a 4th Circuit amicus curie brief.

Presently at VLS, Allyson participates in rugby, is a staff editor for the Vermont Law Review, co-chair of Alliance, co-treasurer for Animal Law Society, a Student Ambassador, a member of the Mental Health Committee, and a Teaching Assistant in the legal research program.