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Lauren Koster


Lauren Koster


Rappaport Center at Boston College Law School


Rappaport Law and Public Policy Fellow



The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy Fellows Program affords 12 law students from eight Massachusetts law schools the opportunity to work in a state or local government agency during the summer.

Law School
2019 Graduate, Boston College Law School

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Project Description
Lauren assisted in the investigation of educator licensure misconduct cases; conducted research and wrote legal memos to advise clients on various legal matters under the supervision of the Department’s attorneys; and supported the final drafting of the new English Learner regulations, which the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education passed on June 26, 2018.

Lauren has advocated for access to high-quality public education since 2004, Lauren came to Boston College Law School as a Public Service Scholar. Her focuses include issues of child welfare, special education services, mental health, delinquency, and the rights of incarcerated juveniles. Prior to law school, Lauren taught fourth grade for Teach For America and worked in education advocacy, policy, and organization in New Haven, Connecticut. Lauren is a 2012 graduate of Yale University with a BA in political science.

“Becoming a Rappaport Fellow means deepening my commitment to a brighter future for all children. I am delighted to join a cadre of dedicated advocates and policymakers through a program that values lifelong careers filled with meaning and impact.” – Lauren Koster