Lauren Dollar

Staff Attorney, Mid-Atlantic Juvenile Defender Center

Lauren Dollar graduated from Georgetown Law with a J.D. in May 2013. While in law school, Ms. Dollar participated in Georgetown Law’s Juvenile Justice Clinic representing youth accused of delinquency in D.C., and in the Community Justice Project representing claimants in unemployment insurance appeals. She also served as Professor Kristin Henning’s research assistant and was active in the Barrister’s Council Appellate Division Moot Court Team. Ms. Dollar was a law clerk at Juvenile Regional Services, the juvenile public defender office in New Orleans (now the Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights), the Office of the Public Defender in Baltimore County Juvenile Division, the Center for Children’s Law and Policy, and the Constitutional Literacy and Service Initiative in Cape Town, South Africa.


Prior to law school, Ms. Dollar lived in Cape Town where she earned her Master of Philosophy in Justice and Transformation, focusing on community truth-telling processes in the Southern United States. She worked as a volunteer coordinator with the organization Young in Prison, organizing educational and recreational programming for incarcerated youth. Ms. Dollar graduated from Emory University with a BA in International Studies in 2005. Ms. Dollar is barred to practice law in Maryland.

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