Assistant Director of Public Interest Law
Director of the Pro Bono and Community Service Initiative
Lauren directs pro bono and community service opportunities for law students and oversees public interest employment opportunities for students in both the government and non-profit sectors. She also provides general career advising for students pursuing legal careers in all areas of practice.
Previously, she served as a Portfolio Manager at Equal Justice Works in Washington, DC, where she mentored new attorneys in the development of pro bono opportunities and execution of their fellowship projects at civil legal aid organizations. She also developed, launched, and oversaw programs deploying attorneys and paralegals to provide critical immigration services throughout the country. Prior to that, Lauren spent five years in private practice as a tax attorney at law firms in DC and Chicago while maintaining an extensive pro bono caseload.
Lauren received her B.A. in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Michigan in 2006 and J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis in 2009. She also holds a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University. 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.