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Lauren Rogal

Assistant Clinical Professor

Lauren Rogal is launching Vanderbilt’s new Community Enterprise Clinic, in which students will support nonprofit organizations and start-up entrepreneurs, in fall 2017. Rogal began her legal career as an associate with Klamp & Associates, a D.C.-based law firm that represents nonprofits and social enterprises, where she focused on developing sustainable financing structures for community development and facilitated complex international transactions. She continued to practice of counsel with the firm from 2015 to 2017 while pursuing an LL.M. in advocacy and teaching the Social Enterprise and Nonprofit Law Clinic at Georgetown. Her current scholarship focuses on reforming executive compensation in the nonprofit sector. Rogal is affiliated with the law school’s Social Justice, Law and Business and Law and Innovation programs. She earned her J.D. cum laude at the University of Michigan Law School, where she was a Clarence Darrow Scholar, and also holds a B.A. magna cum laude in international relations from the University of Pennsylvania, where she was a Benjamin Franklin Scholar, and an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, where she was associate editor of Perspectives Journal of International Development.

Research Interests

Advocacy, executive compensation in the nonprofit sector


Representative Publications

  • "Protecting Persons with Mental Disabilities from  Making False Confessions: The Americans With Disabilities Act as a Safeguard," 47 New Mexico Law Review 64 (2017)
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