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Molly Selvin
Research Fellow


Molly Selvin serves as Assistant Director of the Leadership Academy for Development at Stanford. Until 2014, she was Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Programs and an Adjunct Professor at Southwestern Law School where she was associate editor of the Journal of Legal Education and taught courses in media and the history of public policy. Just prior to joining Southwestern, Selvin served as Interim Dean of the Frederick S. Pardee Rand Graduate School (PRGS) where for 25 years she has taught courses on the U.S. Constitution, the uses of history in policy analysis, and the role of the media in public policy. From 1990 to 2008, she was on the staff of the Los Angeles Times, as an editorial writer and news reporter, focusing on civil and criminal justice, the legal profession, local government, land use, and reproductive rights. Selvin has also been a Senior Fellow in UCLA’s School of Public Affairs for several years. In 2012, she became a Research Fellow at the Stanford Center on the Legal Profession, where her research focuses on changes in the market for corporate legal services.