Prior to ONU, Lauren E. Bartlett served as the Research and Training Director at the Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law at American University Washington College of Law, where she coordinated human rights advocacy programs on a variety of issues including human rights in the U.S., anti-torture, disability rights, and more. Ms. Bartlett has extensive human rights experience, including filing complaints with U.N. treaty bodies and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, organizing civil society consultations with the U.S. government in advance of human rights reviews, training and technical assistance to nonprofits incorporating human rights law in U.S. advocacy and using international human rights mechanisms, drafting the first Human Rights in the U.S. handbook for Legal Aid Attorneys, providing live testimony to the U.N. Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing after Hurricane Katrina, and participating as a research assistant for a member of the United Nations Committee Against Torture. Ms. Bartlett is a former legal aid attorney who worked at Southeast Louisiana Legal Services from 2008-2011 in the Foreclosure Prevention Unit. In 2007, Ms. Bartlett co-founded the Louisiana Justice Institute, a nonprofit civil rights legal advocacy organization, where she focused on protecting the rights of persons affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. She taught as an adjunct professor of law at both Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and at American University Washington College of Law. Before obtaining her law degree, Ms. Bartlett worked with non-profit organizations in California, Nepal, Ghana, Bangladesh and India, alongside advocates fighting for social and environmental justice.
J.D., cum laude, American University Washington College of Law
B.A., with honors, University of California at Davis
California and Louisiana
- Lawyering skills and clinical teaching
- Professional responsibility
- Legal ethics
- Human rights
- Housing, environmental
- Public interest law.