Lauren Ice, a 2006 Austin College alumna, will speak to faculty, students, and guests at the Environmental Studies Lunch Talk on Tuesday, April 17, at noon in Wright Campus Center, Room 231. The event is free and open to the public.
Lauren is an associate attorney with Frederick, Perales, Allmon & Rockwell in Austin, Texas, and helps plaintiffs and protestants protect a healthy environment in state and federal cases involving solid waste, water and air pollution, endangered species, and land use. She also has served as a staff attorney for Save Our Springs Alliance in Austin for three years, focused primarily on water law and land use.
After completing her Austin College degree with majors in environmental studies and art, Ice earned her law degree at the University of Oregon School of Law, with emphasis on environmental and natural resources law. In Oregon, she was a legal intern for the Oregon Clean Water Action Project and for an area attorney’s office.
Austin College, a private national liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas, has earned a reputation for excellence in academic preparation, international study, pre-professional foundations, leadership development, committed faculty, and hands-on, adventurous learning opportunities. One of 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope’s influential book Colleges That Change Lives, Austin College boasts a welcoming community that embraces diversity and individuality, with more than 40 percent of students representing ethnic minorities. A residential student body of approximately 1,275 students and a faculty of more than 100 allow a 13:1 student-faculty ratio and personalized attention. The College is related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA) and cultivates an inclusive atmosphere that supports students’ faith journeys regardless of religious tradition. Founded in 1849, the College is the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under original name and charter.