Lauren Sampson

Civil Rights Fellow

Lauren Sampson joined Lawyers for Civil Rights in 2018. As the Civil Rights Fellow, Lauren advances LCR’s life-changing and law-changing work through litigation, policy advocacy, and community education.

Prior to joining LCR, Lauren was a civil litigation and immigration associate at Dinse, P.C., a Burlington-based law firm, and a law clerk to the Honorable Justice John Dooley (Ret.) of the Vermont Supreme Court. In Vermont, Lauren served as a guardian ad litem, a panel member on the Winooski Reparative Justice Board, and a commissioner on the Winooski Planning Commission. She was named a Changemaker by the Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility.

Lauren serves on the board of Emerge Vermont, the state affiliate of a national organization that empowers progressive women to run for political office. She was voted class speaker of the Emerge Vermont 2018 class.

Lauren is a graduate of Duke University School of Law, where she was the editor-in-chief of the Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy and received the Faculty Award in Legal Theory. She also holds a Master’s degree in English Literature. She is a member of the bars of New York, Vermont, and Massachusetts.

Read Lauren’s posts on Cognoscenti.