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Molly Townes O'Brien

Associate Professor of Law; Teaching and Learning Resource ANU College of Law, Australian National University

Molly Townes O’Brien is an Associate Professor at the ANU College of Law, where she teaches Evidence, Litigation and Dispute Management and Human Rights in the Australian Context. Molly has served on the law faculties of Emory University, University of Akron and University of Wollongong and is a former chair of the AALS Education Law Section and former co-chair of the Clinical and Skills Education Committee of the ABA Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. Prior to entering the academy, she worked as a judicial clerk and as a public defender.


  • 2007–present
    Associate Professor of Law; Teaching and Learrning Resource, ANU College of Law


  • 1995 
    Temple University School of Law, L.L.M
  • 1986 
    Northeastern University School of Law, Juris doctor
  • 1982 
    Brown University, A.B.