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Lauren Maisel Goldsmith

Year: Doctorate in JSP

Email: laurenmgoldsmith@berkeley.edu


Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, 2013-2014
Honorable Mention for Sarah Weddington Writing Prize, Spring 2013
Berkeley Graduate Division Summer Grant, Summer 2013
JSP/Center for the Study of Law & Society Conference Travel Grant, Spring 2013
Berkeley Graduate Division Summer Grant, Summer 2012
Selznick Fellowship, 2010-2011
Berkeley Law Summer Fellowship, Summer 2010
Advocacy Award in Written & Oral Advocacy, Spring 2010


J.D., UC Berkeley, School of Law, May 2013
B.A., Duke University, 2009 (Honors, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa)

Academic Experiences:

The Hallowed Hope: The School Prayer Cases and Social Change, 59 St. Louis U. L.J. __ (with James Dillon) (forthcoming 2015).

Redefining Viability: Why the State Must Ensure Viable Alternatives to Pregnancy and Motherhood, 20 Cardozo J.L. & Gender 579 (2014).

Graduate Student Instructor Positions:
Supreme Court & Public Policy, Spring 2014
Property & Liberty, Spring 2013
International Human Rights, Fall 2012
Comparative Constitutional Law, Spring 2012
Government and the Family, Fall 2011, Fall 2013

Graduate Student Researcher Positions:
Professor Anne Joseph O'Connell, Summer 2012
Professor Kristin Luker, Summer 2011
Professor Catherine Albiston, 2010-2011
Professor Joseph M. Grieco, Duke University, 2006-2009
Professor Peter D. Feaver, Duke University, 2007-2009
Professor Catherine A. Admay, Duke University, 2007-2008


Constitutional Law
Administrative Law
Law and Politics
The U.S. Supreme Court

Dissertation Abstract:

Fake Federalism: How American "Federalism" Works and Why It Doesn't

Employment Experiences:

The Honorable John T. Noonan, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, 2014-2015
Summer Associate, Nixon Peabody LLP, Summer 2011
Law Clerk, Port of Oakland, Summer 2010
Economic Development and Infrastructure Intern, NY State Governor David A. Paterson, Summer 2008
Intern, American Civil Liberties Union National Legal Department, Summer 2007
Intern, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer, Summer 2006

Professional Affiliation:
Member, State Bar of California