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Lauren graduated from Brown University in 1998 with an Sc.B., with honors in Psychology. She attained her law degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2002, and later completed a judicial clerkship with the Honorable Raymond M. Kethledge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Lauren has practiced law in Michigan for over 12 years. Before joining the Legal Affairs group at EMU, Lauren was Assistant General Counsel for Robert Bosch LLC in Farmington Hills, focusing on commercial law, contract negotiation, product liability, antitrust, and civil litigation. Before Bosch, Lauren spent several years as a litigator with the Dykema law firm. Working in the firm's Ann Arbor, Detroit, and Bloomfield Hills offices, she gained significant legal expertise and experience in the areas of civil appeals, commercial litigation, and product liability. Lauren developed a particular interest in education law as a research assistant for the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, where she focused on student assessment.
Lauren serves as legal counsel for the Charter Schools group at EMU, providing legal advice in a variety of areas relevant to the operation of charter schools in Michigan. As Associate General Counsel for the University, she also provides legal services to the EMU community as a whole. In her free time, Lauren serves as President of The Penny Seats, an Ann Arbor-based theater company. She lives in Ann Arbor with her husband and two children.