Lynnsey Lafayette

Law School Fund Officer

B.A., University of Georgia
M.S., George Mason University

Biographical Information: 

Lynnsey Lafayette joined the University of Georgia School of Law in 2017 as the Law School Fund Officer. In this role, she is responsible for the strategic growth of the Law School Fund, the law school’s single largest source of student scholarships. By working alongside donors and friends of the law school, she encourages supporters to make annual gifts.

Previously, Lafayette worked as the residential services manager and as a member of the Fundraising Committee for Live Forward (formerly AIDS Athens), where she coordinated with local service providers to secure clients’ housing and assist with planning and executing agency events. She also expanded community relationships and negotiated changes to ensure agency funding goals were met.

Lafayette has served as a legal assistant at Silver & Archibald and volunteered at the law office of the Southern Center for Human Rights. She worked as a research clerk for Families Against Mandatory Minimums and completed internships at the Prison Policy Initiative, WaterAid America and the Equal Rights Center.

A returning Bulldog, Lafayette graduated from UGA in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts in sociology and a minor in music. She earned her Master of Science in conflict analysis and resolution at George Mason University in 2013. Lafayette is an involved member of the community, serving as an active member of the Junior League of Athens and the Athens Chorale Society.