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Laura Gault

Harvard Public Service Venture Fund Redstone Fellow

Through Harvard Law School’s Sumner M. Redstone Fellowship, Laura Gault supports Human Rights First as an attorney working to protect and advance the rights of asylum seekers and refugees. Laura represents clients seeking asylum, challenges systemic rights violations through strategic litigation, and conducts legal and policy research to support advocacy efforts.

Laura holds a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School and a Master of Public Affairs from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, where she concentrated in International Affairs. During her dual degree program, Laura conducted refugee rights research in Myanmar and Malaysia and served as a student-attorney in the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic. Laura has also worked on a wide range of international legal issues as a Legal Intern in the Office of the Assistant Attorney General for the US. Department of Justice’s Criminal Division, and as a Summer Associate for both the Public International Law and Policy Group and Shearman and Sterling’s International Arbitration Practice Group in Washington, DC and Paris.

Prior to law and graduate school, Laura spent two years working for a contractor for the U.S. Agency for International Development, where she managed business development efforts. 

Laura graduated summa cum laude from Hamilton College, with majors in French and World Politics, with a concentration in Africa. As a college student, she interned for the State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor and studied abroad in Niger, Tanzania, and France.

Laura is admitted to the bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

March 16, 2018
This year the Trump Administration is engaging in an unprecedented assault on asylum seekers and refugees. From the refugee ban to fear-mongering over MS-13, turning back asylum seekers at our border...
November 08, 2017
As the Trump Administration attempts yet again to block Muslim refugees from entering this country, the world’s most vulnerable continue to wait in legal limbo. As soon as this week, a federal court...
October 05, 2017
As I waited outside of the Supreme Court Tuesday morning to observe the case Jennings v. Rodriguez, the line wrapped around the block. To my surprise, most of the people there were hoping to get a...