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Lauren Bartlett

Title: 
Director of Law Clinics and Assistant Professor of Law
Office: 
Tilton Hall of Law #195
Phone #: 
419-772-2217
Fax #: 
419-772-
Email: 
l-bartlett@onu.edu
Biography: 

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.

Education: 

J.D., cum laude, American University Washington College of Law

B.A., with honors, University of California at Davis

Bar Admissions: 

California (2007 by exam)

 Louisiana (2008 by exam) 

Ohio (2015 Temporary Certification, 2017 admitted w/o exam)

Teaching Interests: 
  • Lawyering skills and clinical teaching
  • Externships
  • Professional responsibility
  • Legal ethics
  • Human rights
  • Housing, environmental
  • Public interest law.
Faculty Activities
In Progress: 

Promoting Permanency for the Poorest of the Poor in Ohio: Subsidized Intra-Family Adoptions (Work in Progress)

Local Human Rights Lawyering, 62 St. Louis U. L.J.________ (Forthcoming Winter 2018).

A Human Rights Code of Conduct: Ambitious Moral Aspiration for the Public Interest Law Firm or Law Clinic, 91 St. John’s L. Rev._________ (Forthcoming Winter 2018).

Co-Author, Bridging the Gap: A Joint Negotiation Project Crossing Legal Disciplines, 2 Journal of Experiential Learning no. 2, art. x, at 501(Forthcoming Winter 2018).

Articles: 

Co-Editor, Human Rights at Home LawProfs Blog, http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/human_rights/ (March 2014-December 2017).

Human Rights in the U.S: A Handbook for Legal Aid Attorneys, Center for Human Rights & Humanitarian Law at American University Washington College of Law (2014).

Chapter Author, “Foreclosure Defense” in Louisiana Legal Services and Pro bono Desk Manual, published by The Gillis Long Poverty Law Center of Loyola New Orleans College of Law (2013).

Chapter Co-Author, “Bankruptcy” in Louisiana Legal Services and Pro bono Desk Manual, published by The Gillis Long Poverty Law Center of Loyola New Orleans College of Law (2013).

Co-Author, Human Rights in the United States: Legal Aid Alleges that Denying Access to Migrant Labor Camps is a Violation of the Human Right to Access Justice, 20 No. 1 Hum. Rts. Brief 15 (2012).    

Stress, fear of homeless are a volatile mix, The Times Picayune, June 7, 2008 (Op-Ed).     

Perspectives:100,000 Victims of FEMA, American Jurist, April 10, 2008, at 8.       

Sundry: 

Free legal advice for non-profit organizations and churches, LIMA NEWS, October 6, 2015 (video).

Foreclosure Prevention Segment, WBOK, July 13, 2010 (live).

Trailers in New Orleans, THE TAKEAWAY, July 7, 2008 (live).

Neighbors and Volunteers, LIVING ON EARTH, April 6, 2007 (recording).

Presentations: 

Presenter, “Local Human Rights Lawyering: Human Rights Cases and Other Law at the Local and State Level”, Richard

      J. Childress Memorial Lecture, St. Louis, MO (October 2017).

Presenter, “Election Law 101: What Ohio lawyers need to know about state and local election law in Ohio,” for CLE

      credit, Ohio State Bar Association Live Webcast, Columbus, OH (June 2017).

Presenter, “Promoting Permanency for the Poorest of the Poor in Ohio: Subsidized Intra-Family Adoptions,” Developing

      Ideas Conference at the University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, KY (May 2017).

Presenter, “Service of Process in Foreign Countries,” for CLE credit, Public Children Services Attorney Seminar,

      Columbus, OH (May 2017).

Presenter, “Bridging the Gap: A Joint Negotiation Project Crossing the Clinical-Podium Teaching Divide,” Poster

Presentation, AALS Annual Clinical Conference, Denver, CO (May 2017).

Presenter, “Human Rights Principles: At the Intersection of Human Rights, Ethics and Professionalism,” for CLE credit,  

Willis Chapter of Phi Alpha Delta at Ohio Northern University College of Law’s Annual CLE on Ethics, Professionalism and Substance Abuse, Ada, OH (October 2016).

Moderator, “Supreme Court Update: Business, Administrative, Securities, Tax, and Employment Issues,”

      Southeastern Association of Law Schools, Amelia Island, FL (August 2016).

Presenter, “Forming Professional Identity, Teaching Legal Ethics and Professionalism Using Human Rights Principles,”

International Legal Ethics Conference VII: The Ethics & Regulation of Lawyers Worldwide: Comparative and Interdisciplinary Perspectives, New York, NY (July 2016).

Guest Lecturer, “Bringing Human Rights Home,” Kenyon College Summer Legal Scholars Program, Gambier, OH (June 2016).

Presenter, “Connecting Clinics, Clients, and Communities in Rural America,” AALS Annual Clinical Conference,

      Baltimore, MD (May 2016).

Presenter, “Works-in-Progress: Lawyering Models,” AALS Annual Clinical Conference, Baltimore, MD (May 2016).

Presenter, “Bringing Human Rights Home,” for CLE credit, Legal Aid of Western Ohio, Lima, OH (October 2015).

Presenter, “Freedom from Torture and Solitary Confinement,” Reassessing Solitary Confinement, American University

      Washington College of Law, Washington, DC (April 2015).

Facilitator, “Human Rights in the U.S.: Incorporating International Law into Everyday Practice,” for CLE credit, National

      Lawyers Guild Portland Chapter, Portland, OR (December 2014).

Presenter, “Local Human Rights Lawyering,” for CLE credit, NLADA Annual Conference, Arlington, VA (November 2014).

Moderator & Facilitator, “Human Rights Implications of SCOTUS Decisions,” Online Webinar, American University

      Washington College of Law, Washington, DC (July 2012, 2013, and 2014).

Moderator, “The Use of Technology in Preventing & Documenting Genocide,” Commemoration of the 20th Anniversary

      of the Rwandan Genocide, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, DC (April 2014).

Facilitator, “Human Rights Advocacy in the U.S.,” Human Rights Advocacy in the U.S.: A Training for Attorneys,

      Organizers and Other Public Interest Practitioners in the Greater Miami Area, for CLE credit, University of Miami

      School of Law, Miami, FL (August 2013).

Facilitator, “Human Rights in the US: A Free Training for Legal Aid in Southern California,” for CLE credit, University

      of California, Irvine, CA (July 2013).

Facilitator, “Human Rights in U.S. Advocacy: A Free Training for Legal Aid Attorneys in NYC,” Columbia Law School,

      New York, NY (July 2013).

Guest Lecturer, HIV/AIDS Law Clinic, University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, MD (April 2014 and April

      2013) (discussed the intersection of human rights and HIV/AIDS law in the U.S.).

Presenter, “The Local Human Rights Lawyering Project,” Human Rights Lawyering at the Local and State Level in the

      U.S., American University Washington College of Law, Washington, DC (April 2013).

Guest Lecturer, Human Rights in Comparative Perspective, George Mason University, Arlington, VA (February 2013)

      (discussed the Local Human Rights Lawyering Project and using human rights law in U.S. courts).

Presenter, “Expanding the Toolbox: Using Human Rights in Legal Aid,” NLADA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL,

      (December 2012).

Guest Lecturer, Refugee Law & Policy, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC (October 2012) (discussed

      Human rights in the immigration context).

Presenter, “Local Human Rights Lawyering,” Four Freedoms Forum, UDC School of Law, Washington, DC (August

      2012).

Presenter, “Human Rights 101 for HIV/AIDS Law Advocates,” ABA HIV/AIDS Law and Practice Conference,

      Washington, DC (July 2012).

Moderator, “Implementing Lenahan: Is the United States Exceptional?” Lenahan (Gonzales) v. United States of America:

      Domesticating International Law, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, DC (April 2012).

Facilitator, “Advocacy at the United Nations Human Rights Committee Training,” United Nations, New York, NY

      (March 2012).

Presenter, “Foreclosure Defense in Louisiana,” for CLE credit, Access to Justice Annual Community Conference, Baton

      Rouge, LA (October 2009, October 2010 and October 2011).

Presenter, “The Freedom Summer of the 21st Century,” National Lawyers Guild Annual Convention, Detroit, MI (October

      2008).

Presenter, “Law Student Disorientation for Volunteer Work in New Orleans”, USC Gould School of Law, Los Angeles,

      CA (March 2008).

Presenter, “Post-Katrina Justice: A Conversation with Two Lawyers”, NYU School of Law, New York, NY (November

      2007).

Presenter, “Post-Katrina Breakdown”, Cardozo School of Law, New York, NY (November 2007).

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