Lauren Anderson, 3L, knew she wanted to practice public interest law the first time she walked into a public defender’s office. This past summer, Lauren returned to her adopted home of New Orleans to clerk for the Orleans Parish Public Defenders’ Office (OPPD).
“The courses I’ve taken at the Law Center gave me a solid foundation to go into that job,” Anderson said. Lauren’s work on behalf of a defendant was profiled in the OPD office newsletter, “The Reach.”
A native of Asheville, North Carolina, Lauren earned a BA in Political Science and a BFA in Dance from Tulane University. Today, Lauren continues her work with OPPD as an extern.