Alison F. Lintal
Adjunct Professor of Law
Director of Career Services and Externship Programs
Penn State Dickinson Law
Alison F. Lintal is the faculty supervisor who oversees the academic course component for the general externship program. Utilizing a holistic approach, Lintal teaches students to cultivate insight on their professional path and facilitates reflective learning through experiential education.
Lintal received her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts from Lafayette College where she majored in Spanish and International Affairs. She served as an Attorney-Advisor for the Office of General Counsel for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development for five years in Chicago where she focused her practice on multifamily housing transactions. Lintal spent two years during law school working in the Health Rights Clinic where she helped clients apply for Medicaid and Social Security, and assisted clients with health-related immigration matters. As a Health Rights Clinic Fellow, she organized new client intake at South Florida AIDS Network and helped to obtain temporary protected status for Haitians living in the United States after the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Lintal has internship experience working in various sectors including legal services, city government, private practice, and with the Illinois judiciary.
A certified Iyengar yoga teacher, Lintal uses mindfulness techniques to help law students engage in meaningful work, develop their professional identity, and facilitate better connections with their colleagues, peers, other professionals, and clients.