Assistant Director of Public Interest Law
As Assistant Director of Public Interest Law at DePaul University College of Law, Lauren oversees public interest and public service opportunities for students with government, nonprofit, and judicial employers. She also provides general career advising for students pursuing legal careers in all areas of practice. Previously, she served as a Portfolio Manager in the Fellowships unit at Equal Justice Works in Washington, DC, where she stewarded and retained an extensive portfolio of donors supporting post-graduate public interest fellowships, mentored new attorneys in the execution of their fellowship projects, and ran programs deploying attorneys and paralegals to provide critical immigration services throughout the country. She also spent five years in private practice as a tax attorney at law firms in DC and Chicago while maintaining an extensive pro bono caseload. This experience provides Lauren with a broad perspective of the range of opportunities available to students who are creative, passionate, and willing to work hard. Lauren received her B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Michigan in 2006, J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis in 2009, and Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University in 2016. As a law student, she was an editor for the Washington University Journal of Law and Policy and a foreign law clerk in Jerusalem, Israel to Dorit Beinisch, former President of the Supreme Court of Israel. She is a member of the Illinois and DC bars and serves on the Professionals’ Council for the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law.