Alyson Raphael is a Law Clerk in the Education practice group at Powers.
Alyson received her J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2022. While in law school, Alyson interned with the U.S. Department of Education (Office of the General Counsel), as well as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Office of Commissioner Burrows). During her internship with the U.S. Department of Education, Alyson compiled case law for Title IX litigation, researched and drafted internal memoranda on agency rulemaking and education grant service issues, and analyzed Section 117 investigation data. She also worked at a private law firm, drafting parts of an appellate brief for a high-profile criminal defense case.
In addition, Alyson worked as a student attorney in the Federal Legislation Clinic, served as a research assistant for the Clinic Director, was a Senior Notes Editor for the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, and served as an Operations Manager and competitor for the Appellate Advocacy Division of Georgetown’s Barristers’ Council.
Prior to law school, Alyson worked as a 5th Grade Lead Teacher at Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School, the AmeriCorps Service Member and Literacy Tutor at Stanton Elementary, and a Teacher Certification Fellow and Resident at the Center for Inspired Teaching, where she developed an original curriculum with a constructive approach for hands-on learning.
Alyson graduated from Trinity Washington University with a Masters in Teaching, specializing in Elementary Education. She also graduated with honors and high distinction from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts in English.
J.D., cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center, 2022
M.A., Trinity Washington University, 2018
B.A., with honors and high distinction, University of Michigan, 2014
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