Lauren Wainwright ’88
At Indian Springs Since: 2017
M.F.A., Yale School of Drama (2014)
J.D., Boston College Law School (Magna Cum Laude, 1999)
B.A., Wesleyan University (Phi Beta Kappa, Classics, 1993)
"Teaching government and law classes, particularly in the current political climate, is fascinating. Every news cycle provides a significant learning moment, and I ask students to apply their knowledge of government structure and judicial doctrine to daily, highly publicized, real-world events. Apart from my classes’ substance, though, I also want students to understand the importance of civil discourse and to learn its art; to engage in respectful conversation based on fact and reason, and to be able to argue both sides of a debate, rather than be entrenched in one; and to understand that sometimes there is no ‘right’ answer, or that two people can be ‘right’ at the same time."