Laura Lively, Board Member

Laura is currently an Associate with King & Spalding LLP.  Prior to joining the firm, Laura clerked for Chief Judge Sidney R. Thomas of the Ninth Circuit and worked for another international law firm. While in law school, Laura successfully briefed and argued a case in the Ninth Circuit on behalf of a client who was denied necessary medical care while in prison.  She worked as Research Assistant to Dean & Distinguished Professor of Law, Erwin Chemerinsky, for two years and she was President of the Student Bar Association, a Style Editor for the UC Irvine Law Review, and Co-Chair of the Women’s Law Society. During this time, Laura and two colleagues also successfully advocated for equal access to reproductive health services at UC Health Centers and published an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times as part of their effort.  At graduation, Laura received Pro Bono Honors in recognition of her advocacy work for veterans, victims of domestic violence, and children with disabilities. Laura did her undergraduate work at California State University, Fullerton, she received her law degree from the University of California, Irvine, and she holds a Master’s of Arts in Humanities from Duke University.