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Lauren* Cao is an articling student at Lenczner Slaght. She completed her JD/Certificate in Environmental Studies at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law. Lauren is happiest when she helps§ others. She has served as a manager for Artists’ Legal Advice Services, a volunteer-run clinic that provides free legal assistance to artists across Ontario. She has also volunteered as a student caseworker at Downtown Legal Services where she helped clients resolve issues relating to employment and academic appeals. Prior to law school, Lauren volunteered weekly with the Hazel Burns Hospice where she put her fluency in English, French, and Mandarin to use when visiting clients from diverse communities. Supporting people living with a life-limiting illness helped her develop the emotional maturity needed to approach difficult situations calmly and with empathy. In her free time, Lauren plays the electric bass and enjoys camping. Whether you are jamming together or need legal assistance, Lauren does not rest easy until you find your groove . To this end, she will employ her strong advocacy skills along with her perceptiveness, and her excellent analytical abilities, in any case she is on. .


  • Education:
    • University of Toronto (2023) JD & Certificate in Environmental Studies
    • University of Toronto (2020) HBSc (High Distinction - Psychology)


Lauren Cao (she/her)

is an articling student at Lenczner Slaght.

She recently obtained her JD/Certificate in Environmental Studies from the University of Toronto, where she balanced her legal studies with clinic-volunteering and mooting. She served as a manager for Artists’ Legal Advice Services, a clinic that provides free legal assistance to artists across Ontario and volunteered as a caseworker in the Employment and Academic Appeals Division of Downtown Legal Services. Lauren also represented the University of Toronto in the Willms & Shier Environmental Law Moot and coached for the Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Law Moot.

Lauren is fluent in English, French, and Mandarin. Prior to law school, she put her language skills to use as a bilingual customer care advisor at Scotiabank and as a hospice volunteer at Hazel Burns Hospice. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Toronto. During her undergraduate career, Lauren obtained extensive research experience through three years of employment as a research assistant in a perceptual psychology laboratory.

  • Innis College Admission Scholarship (2016)

  • Innis Exceptional Achievement Award (2018-2019)

  • NSERC Undergraduate Research Award (2019)

  • Wasser Leadership Award (2020)

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