Lauren E. Talbert is a 3L at George Mason University, Antonin Scalia Law School.

When asked to tell us about herself, Lauren said:

“I grew up in in Stafford, Virginia and my family was a very close-knit family, and still is, so I love spending time with them. I am a first-generation college student and the first person in my family to attend law school. I decided I wanted to go to law school after I took a criminal justice class my senior year of high school. I attended the University of Mary Washington, where I founded the UMW Pre-Law Club. I am interested mostly in criminal law but have enjoyed every professional legal experience I have had so far. I have a dog named Rubeus (Ruby) that I rescued, and she is my best friend. I am really interest in true crime. I love puzzles, skiing, and pickleball. I am a Harry Potter fanatic and huge fan of Psych, New Girl, and Ted Lasso. I am also a diehard fan Washington sports fan; Go Caps!!”

Lauren is very active, as Research Editor for the George Mason International Law Journal; president of the Women’s Law Association, a Student Ambassador for Scalia Law Admissions; and a member of the American Constitution Society, Federalist Society, and Immigration Law Society.

When did you join?
I joined the Women’s Bar Association in May 2022

In what committees/forums have you been involved?
I am a Law Student Ambassador and a Co-Chair for the Law Student Leadership Forum.

Why did you join the Women’s Bar Association?
I decided to join because I think it is especially important to build personal and professional relationships with lawyers that are women and be part of a strong and supportive community. I have always been committed to gender equality across all aspects of our society and WBA’s advocacy is an amazing opportunity to share that commitment.

What benefits do you get from being a part of the WBA and why do you think others should join?
WBA is a great opportunity because members have access to events and networking opportunities with other WBA members and the ability to connect with mentors for advice on different areas of the law.

What words of advice do you have for women new to the profession?
Although I am a law student, not a practicing lawyer, I think the best advice I can give to women starting law school is to find your voice early and be comfortable speaking up and being assertive and bold. Also, be authentic and true to yourself.

What is the best advice you have received?
The “advice” that has helped me the most is a quote: “you can disagree without being disagreeable.” Being able to disagree in a civil and respectful way is essential to keeping personal and professional relationships.