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Molly Cohen

Molly Cohen

Clinical Instructor, Food Law and Policy Clinic


About Molly Cohen

Molly Cohen (she/her/hers) joined the Food Law and Policy Clinic in January 2022 as a clinical instructor. Prior to joining FLPC, Molly worked in local government for eight years focusing on economic development, financial empowerment and criminal justice reform. Most recently Molly led policy and communications for the San Francisco Treasurer’s Office tackling issues such as COVID-19 relief for small businesses and individuals, guaranteed income and cash transfer programs, and public banking. She also coordinated pretrial and bail reform efforts for the New York City Mayor’s Office, served as legislative counsel for a New York City Council Member, and worked in the General Counsel’s Office at NYU. Molly received her B.S. in Geophysics and Science and Society from Brown University and her J.D. from Harvard Law School, magna cum laude. She participated in FLPC as a law student for two semesters and credits the clinic and its seminar with helping her discover her love for policy and forge a career in local government. She is thrilled to be back. She is a licensed member of the Massachusetts and New York bar.

Molly lives in Cambridge with her husband and two young daughters. She is passionate about books, baked goods, and babies, and appreciates any and all book recommendations or recipes you have to share.

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