Molly McDonnell is the Program Coordinator for teh Darrow-Baldus Death Penalty Defense and Juvenile Advocacy College. She earned her BA and JD from the University of Iowa.
Prior to law school, she worked on the Obama for America campaign at national headquarters in Chicago, Illinois. During law school, Molly served as co-President of the Iowa Student Bar Association (ISBA), President of the Organization of Women Law Students and Staff (OWLSS), research assistant for the Citizen Lawyer Program (CLP), volunteer with the Innocence Project of Iowa, writer and contributing member on the Journal of Corporation Law, and as a year-long clinical student in the criminal defense and immigration projects. She interned at the HELP Iowa Legal Aid office in Davenport and Legal Council for Health Justice in Chicago, Illinois. At the Legal Council for Health Justice, she worked on policy to assist and support medically-dependent children and researched and drafted legal documents for M.A. v. Norwood, a class action involving medically-dependent children whose Medicaid-funded in-home nursing services were reduced or eliminated by the state of Illinois.
BA, University of Iowa in Journalism and Mass Communication and English
JD, University of Iowa College of Law