Inga N. Laurent is an Associate Professor and Director of the Externship Program at Gonzaga University, School of Law. She returned to the faculty in Fall of 2017 after spending nine months researching restorative justice in Kingston, Jamaica as a Fulbright scholar. In the classroom, Inga’s goal is to prepare students for the challenges and opportunities that will be present as they enter the profession, equipping them with tools for honest and critical assessments of our systems and ourselves. Aside from her work with externships, Professor Laurent is engaged in advocating for criminal justice and legal education reform, as she believes we need innovative and equitable models to better address the shifting needs present in our evolving societies. She is an active member of the national externship community, serving as co-president of the Externship Section of the AALS Section on Clinical Legal Education from 2013 – 2015 and as a member of Externship Committee of the Clinical Legal Education Association from 2011 – 2016. Prior to working in academia, Inga worked as a staff attorney with Southeastern Ohio Legal Services (SEOLS) under a grant from the Federal Violence Against Women’s Act (VAWA). While at SEOLS, she provided holistic civil legal services to victims of domestic violence. Inga received her J.D. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and her B.A. from Westminster College. She has been a member of the Gonzaga community since 2010.
- Learning from Practice: A text for experiential legal education chapter five effective communication and relationships 3rd Edition (West 2016) (with Susan Brooks)
- Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court – Loving v. Commonwealth of Virginia (Cambridge University Press 2016)
- Promoting Opportunities for Students Through Pipeline Programs, (co-authored with Dean Alyson Alber), Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal (February 2010)
- This One’s for the Children: The Time has Come to Hold Guardians Ad Litem Responsible for Negligent Injury and Death to Their Charge, 52 Clev. St. L. Rev. 655 (2005)