Area of counseling expertise: Grad advising
Tory Messina is an attorney with over seven years of experience counseling law students and alumni on how to achieve their public interest and government career goals. Prior to joining SJI, Tory worked at Lawyers Alliance for New York as the Pro Bono Manager, helping to connect attorneys with opportunities to assist nonprofits with transactional pro bono legal work. Tory previously worked at University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she is an alumnae, as the Associate Director of Public Interest and Government Counseling, helping students and alumni with a broad range of career interests including civil legal services; impact and advocacy organizations; local, state and federal government; public defenders; and alternatives to traditional practice. She also has expertise in LRAP and private civil rights law firms.
Prior to her work at University of Pennsylvania Law School, Tory coordinated New York and national pro bono and legal services projects at Pro Bono Net. Tory also has worked at a private law firm and managed a small business. She graduated from Brown University with a degree in history. She is admitted to practice in New York.
To make an appointment with Tory, please do so via Symplicity or via email.