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Lauren Rogal

Associate Clinical Professor

Lauren Rogal developed and teaches Vanderbilt’s Turner Family Community Enterprise Clinic, in which students support nonprofit organizations and start-up entrepreneurs. 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 scholarship focuses on the charitable sector and community economic development. 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

  • "Secrets, Lies, and Lessons of the Theranos Scandal," 72 Hastings Law Journal 1663 (2021)
  • "Executive Compensation in the Charitable Sector: Beyond the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act," 50 Seton Hall Law Review 449 (2019)
  • "Legal Strategies for Economic Empowerment of Persons in Recovery," 120 West Virginia Law Review 1025 (2018)