Cathren Cohen

Law Fellow, Lambda Legal

Cathren Cohen is a Law Fellow at Lambda Legal, the oldest and largest organization dedicated to advancing the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and individuals living with HIV. Cathren’s fellowship is primarily focused on working with Lambda's Youth in Out-of-Home Care Project, which advocates, litigates, and advances policy reform on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (“LGBTQ”) youth in foster care, juvenile justice, and homelessness systems of care. She engages in both proactive and defensive policy advocacy at the federal, state, and local levels to affirm the rights of LGBTQ youth in out-of-home care and oppose efforts to permit discrimination in the name of religious liberty. She also contributes to Lambda Legal’s litigation and amicus efforts involving these and other LGBTQ rights issues.

Prior to joining Lambda Legal as a Law Fellow, Cathren was a legal intern with Lambda Legal through NYU Law's LGBTQ Rights Clinic. Additionally, Cathren was a legal intern with the Bronx Defenders Family Defense Practice, a student advocate in NYU Law's Reproductive Justice Clinic, and a legal intern with Planned Parenthood.

Cathren graduated from New York University School of Law, where she was a Senior Articles Editor for the N.Y.U. Review of Law and Social Change and a Board Member of the school’s chapter of Law Students for Reproductive Justice (now known as If/When/How). She received her bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, with majors in Psychology and Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles. Cathren is a member of the New York Bar.