Alumni Spotlight

Allison Arterberry ’14

An interest in employment law lands recent grad a $1,000 HBA “scholarship.” 

Vanessa Johnson, J.D. ’06

Allison Arterberry ’14

Feb. 12, 2015 -- Allison Arterberry, who recently graduated from the University of Houston Law Center, has received a $1,000 “scholarship” from the Houston Bar Association for her interest in employment law.

“I just sort of fell into it,” she said of her interest in that field of law. Her first internship while in law school was with the local office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. While she had little knowledge of what the EEOC did before she began, she soon found the work fascinating.

The Plano native, who graduated from Texas A&M with a B.A. in political science and Spanish, said employment law provides an ideal intersection for working at the corporate level and with individuals.

For the scholarship, one of three awarded annually to students of the city’s three law schools by the bar association’s Labor & Employment Law Section, Arterberry wrote an essay describing her interest in employment law.  

“It’s incredibly interesting. Each issue is different. It’s never boring,” she said.

Arterberry said the “scholarship” will help her pay off student loans. She hopes within five years to be working as in-house counsel for a major corporation.