Director, Child Advocacy Pro Bono Project
J.D., New York University School of Law, 2000
B.A., University of Notre Dame, 1996
Molly McShane is the director of the Child Advocacy Pro Bono Project, which provides representation for children in the juvenile justice system and children with disabilities in the public school system.
McShane previously served as director of public service, working part-time counseling students on a variety of career paths in the public sector, including civil legal services, prosecution, indigent defense and federal and state and local government. Prior to her work in the Public Service Center, McShane spent two years as a lecturer-in-law supervising students in the Child Advocacy Clinic at the Law School.
As a student at New York University School of Law, McShane was a Root-Tilden-Kern public service scholar and worked as a summer intern at the Door’s Legal Services Center and the ACLU Women’s Rights Project. After graduation, she worked as a staff attorney with the Juvenile Rights Division of the Legal Aid Society of New York (2000-03), where she represented children in abuse and neglect proceedings and children charged with juvenile delinquency. Subsequently, she spent two years at Advocates for Children in New York City (2004-06), where she represented court-involved youth with regards to their educational rights.