Meet Dr. Laura

Dr. Laura is a Harvard-trained, multi-platform law and policy analyst who has made a national reputation by providing innovative solutions to today’s social issues through her engaging commentary as a legal correspondent, anchor, and host. Dr. Laura masterfully breaks down complex legal issues and explains them in a way that not only elevates the discussion but allows viewers to understand the key role laws and policies play in today’s society. Her engaging,  powerfully candid commentary has made her a highly sought-after legal analyst for shows such as MSNBC’s Morning Joe, the Dr. Phil Show, Weekends with Alex Witt, CNN’s New Day and News Nation’s Show, Rush Hour. Additionally, Dr. Laura was featured in a 1-hour segment of C-Span’s Washington Journal in which she provided expert commentary regarding the lack of police training in how to interact with youth and the state of police-community relations. She has also served as the Chief Legal Correspondent for the BNC Network where she provided extensive legal analysis on the ground in Minneapolis for the Derek Chauvin trial, the impeachment trial for former President Trump, the trial for the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, and constitutional challenges to vaccine and mask mandates. During her time at BNC, Dr. Laura also served as a Weekend Anchor and Guest Host for the talk shows, “Ladies First” and “Being a Woman.”

In addition to her work in the media field, Dr. Laura has worked as a Law and Policy Advisor for the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School for 11 years where she researched issues of access and equity in various areas such as education, employment and criminal law.She has also served as a keynote speaker at several universities and national organizations such as the National Bar Association, Harvard University, Georgia State University, and the Swiss Foundation. 

Dr. Laura currently serves as a Lecturer at Columbia University in New York and a Professor of Law at the University of Louisville. Dr. Laura graduated from Washington University School of Law, St. Louis (J. D.) and holds a Ph. D. in Education. She is committed to using her legal training to be a voice for the voiceless and inform people on how the law impacts their daily lives.