Lauren Young


Lauren is a proud Hawkeye and Hoya. Lauren received her undergraduate degree from the University of Iowa and her law degree from Georgetown Law. In 2023, Lauren left Washington, D.C. and returned home to Iowa to join the Parrish Kruidenier Law Firm.

In her first year of law school, Lauren won first place in the William W. Greenhalgh Trial Advocacy Competition, a mock trial tournament open to over 1,200 students. Lauren joined Georgetown’s invitation-only Trial Advocacy Division, ranked second in the nation by Fordham University School of Law. Lauren later served as Executive Director of Barristers’ Council, where she managed Georgetown’s three invitation-only advocacy teams (ADR, mock trial, and moot court) and helped to organize the law school’s annual White Collar Crime Invitational. Lauren’s mock trial and moot court experiences include presenting arguments before the D.C. Superior Court and the D.C. District Court, preparing a Federal Trade Commission nominee to give testimony before Congress, and participating in a multi-defendant murder trial at Kirkland & Ellis LLP.

After interning in the Sex Offense & Domestic Violence Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, Lauren shifted her focus to criminal defense. Lauren served as a research assistant for the Georgetown Law Journal, where she edited and reviewed the 52nd Annual Review of Criminal Procedure, a leading treatise on criminal law. Lauren also worked as a research assistant for the Center on Privacy & Technology, a D.C. think tank specializing in surveillance law and policy. Lauren’s work with the Center focused on biometric technology, DNA collection, and the disparate impact of surveillance practices on marginalized communities. Lauren worked with the Center for Innovations in Community Safety to author a report on the importance of pretrial release, bond reform, and other anti-carceral policies.

Lauren is a brain injury survivor and a member of the LGBTQ+ community. In her free time, Lauren enjoys watching horror movies with her spouse, cheering on the Washington Capitals, and spending time with her two mischievous cats.