Lauren Clatch is a post-doctoral fellow at the Wilson Center where her work focuses on understanding Miranda’s custody requirement by comparing judicial and lay perceptions of police coercion.
She received her B.A. at Washington University in St. Louis majoring in Psychology and English, her M.A. in Forensic Psychology from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and her J.D. and Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Minnesota. Her dissertation, Bargaining for Freedom: A Person-by-Situation Approach to Studying Plea-Bargain Decision-Making examined the cognitive underpinnings of plea-bargain decision-making, leveraging insights from behavioral economics.
Prior to coming to the Wilson Center, Lauren clerked for the Honorable Carolyn King on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.