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About Laurie Dow


Laurie was born and raised in West Philadelphia by her single-parent mother, a special education teacher, who instilled a passion for learning, public service, and supporting the children of Philadelphia.  Laurie was educated entirely in the Philadelphia public school system, attending Robert E. Lamberton from kindergarten until graduation.  After graduating from Franklin and Marshall College, Laurie attended Temple University Beasley School of Law where she earned her J.D. and LL.M. in Transnational Law.

Laurie is a life-long learner and trainer.  Prior to following her dream to practice law, she was a computer software instructor traveling domestically and internationally.  As an attorney, she has continued to teach by training other lawyers and social work case managers throughout the City of Philadelphia.  Laurie worked to protect and strengthen children and families with the Law the Department of Philadelphia, as she rose through the ranks to become a Divisional Deputy City Solicitor.

Laurie has been a committed public servant and spent the last sixteen years working as an attorney and administrator with the most vulnerable children and families in Philadelphia.  Laurie is passionate about human rights, social justice, and the equal treatment of all persons.  She is a member of the Saint Thomas African Episcopal Church in Overbrook and volunteers her time to a number of community activities.

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