New York Times Features Pitt Law Alumni and Adjunct Professor Magistrate Judge Lisa Pupo Lenihan

The New York Times recently highlighted a unique midlife internship that jumpstarted the career of Pitt Law alumna Erin Gibson Allen, '95. Allen created an internship with Pitt Law Adjunct Professor and Magistrate Judge Lisa Lenihan as she desired to re-enter the workforce after a 10-year absence to raise her children.

Allen's plan to network in the legal community and refresh her work experience paid off significantly. She is now with Pittsburgh firm Marcus & Shapira in the area of commercial litigation, with a focus on antitrust litigation and pay-for-delay cases in the pharmaceutical industry.

“The judge was my biggest advocate,” Allen told the New York Times. “She introduced me to attorneys around town and included me in as many legal events as possible. My time with her was priceless.”

BBC News also recently highlighted Allen's journey back into her energized career. 

"It is a tough jobs market right now, and you have to do whatever you can do to give yourself an edge," Allen told the BBC. "Taking an internship shows how serious you are about getting back to work."

Read more in "Starting Your Own Midlife Internship" in the New York Times.

Read more in "The rise of the middle-aged intern" at BBC News.