Class of 2011
B.A., International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
Lauren Parris is an associate at Helsell Fetterman in Seattle, Wash., focusing on representing and advising individual clients and small- to medium-sized business clients in risk management, contractual matters, and general tort litigation.
While attending college on the East Coast, Lauren had the opportunity to intern with U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell's office in Washington, D.C. That led her to pursue law school near her Pacific Northwest home. During law school, she was selected for a coveted year-long internship in retail and operations at Amazon.Com, and was a summer associate with Helsell Fetterman, LLP. Those experiences defined her path, and her affinity for business law.
"It was such an amazing opportunity to work among some of the most creative and innovative minds, and the best part was that everyone I worked with seemed to be just as interested in my thoughts and what I had to contribute."
She is grateful for the opportunities and support she received throughout law school.
"One of my favorite things about Seattle University School of Law is that there are so many resources at my fingertips. Whether my needs are academic, financial or extracurricular, there is rarely an immediate need that is unmet by the school."