Lauren van Schilfgaarde is the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians Tribal Legal Development Clinic Director at UCLA School of Law. She was previously the Tribal Law Specialist at the Tribal Law and Policy Institute (TLPI) in West Hollywood, CA. At TLPI, van Schilfgaarde coordinated training and technical assistance to tribal courts, focusing on Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts, tribal court infrastructure, and federal Indian law.
Previously, van Schilfgaarde was a law clerk at Native American Rights Fund and Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles. She was also a Public Interest Fellow at American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado.
van Schilfgaarde received her B.A. from Colorado College and her J.D. from UCLA School of Law.