Laurie Hasencamp, Acting Director of Strategic Education and Initiatives

LaurieHasencamp-PicLaurie Hasencamp spends most of her time on volunteer community service since she retired from the law in 2002. She is a co-chair of the Williams Institute Founders Council and member of the Williams Institute Legal Council, a member of the board of directors of Equality California, and a member of the USC Law School Board of Councilors.  She is on the Advisory Committee for the Alliance of Housing and Healing (AHH, formed on the merger of the Serra Project and Aid for AIDS), the Advisory Council for LA HLPP (legal services for people living with HIV/AIDS), and a former member of the boards of directors of Lambda Legal, the Serra Project, and the Children Affected by AIDS Foundation.

Laurie is a 1985 graduate of USC Law School, and a 1980 graduate of Pomona College. She clerked for the Honorable Warren J. Ferguson, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, following law school. She then practiced bankruptcy law with Latham & Watkins and Irell & Manella before becoming a Legal Research Director at LRN. She has come out of retirement from time to time, to be the Interim Executive Director of The Serra Project (2003), the Interim Managing Director of the Office of Development and Graduate Relations at USC Law School (2004), adjunct lecturer for a section of the USC Law School first year legal writing class, Interim Chief Operating Officer for a management consulting firm (2010), Interim Executive Director of Equality California (2012), Interim Chief Operating Officer of Equality California (2014).

Before law school, she was an assistant operations officer at Lloyds Bank California. In 2008 she received a Women of Distinction award from USC as a community leader, in 2011 she received the Los Angeles Lesbian & Gay Lawyers Association Co-President’s Award and the City of West Hollywood Paul Starke Warrior Award for her community service work in the LGBT and HIV/AIDS communities, in 2012 she received the Allies for Justice Award from the National Gay and Lesbian Bar Association, in 2013 she received the Visionary Award from AHH, and in 2014 she received the Excellence in Service Award from the Williams Institute.

She is married to Mike Lurey, a retired bankruptcy partner at Latham & Watkins and a member of the Williams Institute Legal Council, and the immediate past President of the Board of Kehillat Israel. They live in Pacific Palisades, California.