Retired Curl Wrangler
in Baton Rouge
Lauren is a Midwestern transplant who came to Baton Rouge to join the LSU Law Center faculty. Now an Associate Professor there, she teaches and directs the Immigration Law Clinic as part of LSU Law’s Clinical Legal Education Program. Lauren also teaches an Interviewing and Counseling Skills Course.
The Immigration Law Clinic educates law students through the practice of law and serves southern Louisiana’s immigrant population in a multitude of ways. Since beginning work with the Clinic in the Fall of 2015, Lauren’s students have won asylum for 30 individuals who fled severe persecution in their home countries. Through her Clinic work, Lauren is able to share her passion for helping some of the world's most vulnerable people and spread awareness of the urgent humanitarian crises facing the world.
Before joining the academy, Lauren worked as a Staff Attorney at the National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC) in Chicago for both the Immigrant Children’s Protection Project and the Immigration Legal Defense Project. Before that, she served as the Immigrant and Refugee Advocate at the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic at Harvard Law School where her practice focused on gender-based asylum claims. In a past, misguided life, Lauren was a tax law associate at Dewey & LeBoeuf, LLP’s New York City office. This was before the firm’s dramatic implosion in 2012. But not, however, before Uncle Dewey funded Lauren’s ten month “retirement” to Barcelona. In an alternate universe, Lauren was a professional poker player.
Lauren earned a B.A. in Psychology and English from Rice University, and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. She is licensed to practice law in New York and is fluent in Spanish. Originally from Missouri, Lauren loves travel and adventure, and she has an embarrassingly large cache of Broadway musical lyrics stored in her brain. Lauren lived in nine states prior to Louisiana, and is still searching for Shangri-la: a place where she can have a good hair day 365 days a year.
Poker "Pros": Revealing the Hidden Benefits of Playing Poker
BY LAUREN ARONSON
@ VOL 7
ON JAN 26, 2018
Contrary to popular belief, poker games are not only opportunities for degenerates to gather and try to take each other's money. Listen to Lauren Aronson explain how playing poker provides myriad surprising possibilities for skill development, healing, and of course, fun.