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Our Staff

The Office of International Affairs is dedicated to increasing understanding of international, foreign and comparative law across all areas of the academic and extracurricular program. Always moving forward, our office seeks to meet changing legal education needs through innovation or adaptation of our existing programs.

Lauren E. Owens
Director of International Affairs

Lauren Owens is the Director of International Affairs at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School. In her role, Lauren serves as the primary point of contact for student advising, faculty collaboration, international event planning, and the hosting of international visitors.

Lauren has worked in the field of international higher education for more than fifteen years on several continents, developing expertise in the use of field-based research to analyze critical global legal issues. Prior to joining Penn, Lauren spent four years coordinating research-intensive foreign study programs for World Learning. She has previous experience in NGO settings, organizing citizen exchange programs; as well as university settings, facilitating bilateral student exchanges.

Lauren has a B.A. in Anthropology from Dickinson College; an M.Phil. in Race, Ethnicity and Conflict from Trinity College Dublin; a Graduate Certification in International Education from SIT Graduate Institute; and is currently completing her M.Phil. research at the University of Pennsylvania.

Lauren’s personal and professional travels have brought her to over forty countries.