Molly McShane, Chair


Molly is an attorney whose career has shown a consistent dedication to public service law, child advocacy, and juvenile rights. She currently serves as the Director of the Child Advocacy Pro Bono Project at the University of Virginia School of Law. The program provides advocacy for children in the juvenile justice system and for children with disabilities in the public school system.

Molly is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. She earned her J.D. at the New York University School of Law, where, as student, she interned at the Door’s Legal Services Center and at the ACLU Women’s Rights Project.  She began her law career in New York working first as a staff attorney with the Juvenile Rights Division of the Legal Aid Society of New York. She later spent two years at Advocates for Children of New York, where her work focused on defending the educational rights of youth involved in the court system.