London Faculty

Lauren Crais

Head of Study, Law, MSc in Art, Law and Business

Biography

Biography

Lauren Crais is the Head of Study, Law of the Master’s in Art, Law and Business programme in London. Her primary focus is on art crime and intellectual property law.

Prior to joining Christie’s Education, Lauren was a Deputy District Attorney for Los Angeles County, California, and went on to receive her MSc with distinction in Art, Law and Business at Christie’s Education.She read history of art, French, and psychology at Duke University and received her Juris Doctor from Georgetown University.

She is licensed to practice before the California bar, as well as before the United States Supreme Court.

Research Interests

Research Interests

Lauren’s primary research interests involve matters of art crime and intellectual property law. 
Publications and Exhibitions

Publications and Exhibitions

Lauren has conducted numerous jury trials, as well as thousands of related hearings. She has lectured on criminal procedure, litigation techniques, and other aspects of legal practice at various California law schools.

Articles:

Domestic Violence and the Federal Government, Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law Annual Review, Winter 2005

Professional Affiliations

Professional Affiliations

California Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Beverly Hills Bar Association, Institute of Art and Law, Legal Writing Institute
Social Handles

Social Handles

Instagram: @laurencrais