Lauren Schroeder

Title/s:  Adjunct Professor
Staff Attorney, System Justice Division at Ascend Justice



Lauren is currently a staff attorney in Ascend Justice’s Systemic Justice Division. She works with the Incarcerated Survivors and Family Defense programs, providing a range of direct representation and other legal services to survivors of gender-based violence who are either incarcerated or impacted by the child welfare system. She previously served as the Post-Graduate Clinical Teaching Policy and Legislation Fellow at Loyola’s Civitas ChildLaw Center, where she advocated on a variety of policy and legislative issues impacting underserved and underrepresented children and families and supervised students in the Legislation and Policy Clinic. Prior to joining Loyola, Lauren clerked for the Honorable Kathleen G. Kennedy in the Chancery Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County. Lauren received her Master of Public Policy and Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago, where she was a Civitas ChildLaw Fellow. She is also one of the coaches for Loyola’s National Moot Court Competition team.


B.A., DePaul University, 2011
M.P.P., Loyola University Chicago, 2015
J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2015

Courses Taught

Legal Writing, ChildLaw Section