Professor Inga Laurent Honored as a “20 under 40″

October 03, 2017
The September 2017 edition of Spokane + Coeur d’Alene Living magazine has identified Gonzaga Law professor Inga Laurent as one of the region’s “20 Under 40.” The list highlighted “the young, ambitious, successful professionals” who are “infusing incredible energy into our community.” Laurent, who is also the Director of the Law School’s Externship Program, recently returned from her stint as a Fulbright Scholar in Jamaica where she observed and researched the Ministry of Justice’s implementation of an ambitious restorative justice agenda.

Here in Spokane, Laurent’s work at the Law School focuses on experiential learning and she has enjoyed the transition from practice to working with students. She does, however, continue to work within the Spokane community as an advocate for criminal justice reform. Within the national legal academy, she is an advocate for legal education reform where she works to create innovative programs to help students prepare for the challenges and opportunities of a legal career within our shifting and evolving society.

Prior to working in academia, Laurent worked as a staff attorney with Southeastern Ohio Legal Services (SEOLS) under a grant from the federal Violence Against Women Act. While at SEOLS, she provided holistic civil legal services to victims of domestic violence. She earned 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.