Alissa Lietzow

Alissa Collins ’10

Class of 2010
Nominated by: Megan Dell

Current City: Charleston, SC

Megan says:

Alissa’s involvement in the law school during her three years as a student illustrates her passion about the school and commitment to its success. “I was very impressed with the faculty and administration’s willingness to sit down and talk with the students and also embrace new ideas. It demonstrated the mutual respect that flowed between all of us at the law school. It also went a long way in showing the students that the faculty and administration really wanted the students to succeed.”

Alissa served on the Faculty Recruitment, Community Service, and Career Services Advisory Committees. She also implemented the Street Law Pro Bono Program and was a friendly face at the Barrister all three years.

Alissa and I worked on numerous projects since starting law school together in 2007, and I have always known her to be diligent, hardworking, and thoughtful.

Alissa has served on the Board of the Alumni Association for the last three years. A year ago, Alissa’s term as Secretary ended, and I succeeded her in the role. Alissa’s records were well-kept and detailed, and she ensured that the transition went smoothly.

Bio:

Alissa Collins Lietzow was born and raised in Connecticut and came to South Carolina to attend college at the College of Charleston. She graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Political Science and a double minor in Spanish and Criminal Justice. While at the College of Charleston, Alissa was inducted into the National Society of Collegiate Scholars; Phi Sigma Pi, a National Honor Fraternity; and Pi Sigma Alpha, a Political Science Honor Society.

Alissa received her Juris Doctor from the Charleston School of Law, graduating cum laude in 2010. While at the Charleston School of Law, Alissa participated in a federal clerkship with U.S. Magistrate-Judge Robert S. Carr. She was also a charter member of the James L. Petigru Inn of Court and was selected as one of four 2010 inductees to the Forensic Club, members of whom are selected based on demonstrated leadership, professionalism, public service, and academic commitment. Additionally, Alissa was Charleston Law’s National Association of Women Lawyers Nominee in 2010, and the recipient of the Robert S. Carr Award, given for dedication, service, and commitment to the Charleston School of Law in both 2009 and 2010.

While at the Charleston School of Law, Alissa served as the Community Service Chair, on the Career Services Advisory Committee, and on the Faculty Recruitment Committee. She also established “Street Law”, a pro bono program for fellow law students to provide children at the local Boys & Girls Club lessons in law. She accumulated 145 hours of pro bono hours during her time in law school.

Alissa started with Stuckey Law Offices in 2005, as a sophomore at the College of Charleston. She was accepted into the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army JAG Corps, but decided to continue at Stuckey Law Offices, where she will focus on governmental defense, including Tort Claims Act, Constitutional matters, and 42 U.S.C. § 1983 litigation.

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