Laura Gault


JD/MPA candidate, Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and Harvard Law School

Graduate Associates

Laura Gault is a dual JD/MPA candidate with the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and Harvard Law School. She is currently a first year Master student and rising second year law student. Laura’s current studies include international crime, rule of law programming, foreign corruption, and international investment law and development. She concentrates in International Relations and serves as a Joint Degree Representative on the Woodrow Wilson Action Committee. Prior to starting at the Woodrow Wilson School, Laura worked in international sexual violence litigation as a Summer Associate for the Public International Law and Policy Group, a global pro bono law firm in Washington, DC. As a first year law student, Laura was a member of the Women’s Law Association, the Prisoner Legal Assistance Program and the International Law Journal. Before starting law school, Laura worked in international development, spending two years as a Program Associate for a USAID contractor.  She also interned for the State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor and Search for Common Ground, a conflict resolution NGO. As a college student, Laura studied abroad in Niger and France and conducted field research on hunter-gatherer rights in Tanzania. As a Liman Fellow Laura will be a legal intern in the U.S. Department of Justice in the Office of the Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division, where she seeks to concentrate on international issues involving extradition processes, corruption, human rights abuses and sanctions’ violations.  She graduated summa cum laude from Hamilton College with majors in French and World Politics with a concentration in Africa.