Howard University School of Law alumna Lauren R. Jackson has come back home to work as the new assistant director for Career Services.
Jackson is an attorney and social entrepreneur. She earned her B.A. (‘09) and M.P.A. (‘11) from Seton Hall University and her J.D. (‘17) from Howard Law. While at Howard, she served as president of the Student Bar Association, a member of the Huver I. Brown Trial Advocacy Moot Court Team and student attorney with the Civil Rights Clinic. Additionally, she completed internships with the United States Attorney’s Office of the District of Columbia, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and a judicial externship with Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. She also worked as a summer associate with McElroy, Deustch, Mulvaney & Carpenter LLP.
Upon graduation from law school, Jackson clerked for the New Jersey Superior Court in the Family Division under Judge Magali M. Francois. Following her clerkship, she returned to McElroy where she worked as a litigation associate supporting the Labor & Employment and Matrimonial groups. Also, she served as pro bono counsel managing an asylum application in partnership with Human Rights First, as well as a criminal appeal in partnership with the Office of the Public Defender. She was actively involved in the firm-wide Diversity & Inclusion committee and sits on the Next Generation advisory board for New Jersey Volunteer Lawyers for Justice.
Jackson is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and New Jersey. She is also a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Epsilon Sigma Iota Legal Sorority.