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Embarking on a journey that merges her passion for justice with a family legacy of military service, Lauryn Reed shares her inspiring path to joining the esteemed NNavy Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps.

“I have always known what it was like to grow up in an environment surrounded by service members,” Lauryn reflects. “My interest in international law and my upbringing inspired me to ultimately pursue this career path.”

Lauryn’s journey began in high school when she had the chance to shadow JAGs at the Region Legal Service Office (RLSO) Mid-Atlantic in Norfolk, VA. Growing up as a “military brat” with a father who served as a Retired Navy Chief, Lauryn was immersed in a culture of service and sacrifice, fueling her desire to pursue a career in the military.

During her time at Florida International University College of Law, Lauryn delved into courses like “National Security Law” and “Military Justice,” which provided her with practical experiences and prepared her for the complexities of military law. Additionally, an externship at the Coast Guard’s Seventh District Headquarters offered Lauryn invaluable insights into military operations and solidified her passion for serving in the JAG Corps.

For Lauryn, joining the Navy JAG Corps represents the fulfillment of a lifelong dream. Beyond the professional opportunities it offers, she is drawn to the supportive community and the chance to maintain a healthy work-life balance. Lauryn is eager to explore the diverse career paths within the Navy JAG Corps, whether it’s serving abroad, working in Washington, D.C., or advocating for justice within the military.

As Lauryn embarks on this new chapter, she brings with her a deep sense of dedication to service and a commitment to upholding the principles of justice. Join us in congratulating Lauryn Reed as she begins her journey with the Navy JAG Corps, where she will undoubtedly make a significant impact.

In addition to Lauryn being the first selected into the Navy, FIU College of Law had a exceptional year of students being selected for service in the JAG Corps. The list includes: Cris Liverpool (first to be selected into active-duty Coast Guard for FIU College of Law), Jorge Jaramillo (active-duty Army), Albert Leonard (active-duty Air Force), Alec Millares (active-duty Air Force), and Maria Bellow (reserve-component Army).