Lauren Cusick has worked as a state public defender in Miami, Florida, and as a federal public defender in Sacramento and San Diego, California. She co-founded and taught the first year of the Federal Defender Clinic at McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento. She has taught federal criminal procedure to law students, criminal law to high school students, and constitutional law to college students. She is currently teaching English to Japanese professionals.
Lauren received her J.D. from the New York University School of Law, where she was an editor for the NYU Review of Law and Social Change. She received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University, where she studied politics.