Allison Frankel is the Aryeh Neier Fellow at Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union. Allison works in the US Program, where she focuses on human rights violations within the US criminal legal system. Prior to joining Human Rights Watch, Allison served as a fellow with the Center for Appellate Litigation, where she challenged archaic and unlawful restrictions on sex-offender registrants, and as a law clerk to the Honorable Andrew L. Carter, Jr. of the Southern District of New York. Allison graduated from Yale Law School in 2017. During law school, she co-authored reports exposing the criminalization of homelessness and solitary confinement with the Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic, represented indigent defendants with the Criminal Justice Clinic, and interned with the Southern Center for Human Rights and The Bronx Defenders. Allison is a 2011 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.