Staff Attorney, Immigration Practice
Molly Lauterback joined BDS’s immigration practice in 2016, where she represents detained non-citizens facing deportation through the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project.
Molly has dedicated her entire professional career to advocating for the rights of non-citizens. After receiving her B.A. from Cornell University, Molly joined the ACLU’s Immigrants’ Rights Project, where she worked for three years as a paralegal. She went on to get her J.D. from New York University, where she was an Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties fellow. Molly spent two years and many late nights as a student advocate in the Immigrant Rights Clinic where she defended noncitizens facing deportation. She also interned at The Door, The Legal Aid Society’s Immigration Law Unit, and The Federal Defenders of New York. As a Hays fellow, Molly worked at Families for Freedom, an organization by and for families facing and fighting deportation, and at the ACLU’s Criminal Law Reform Project.
Molly is diligently working on her Spanish, and in her spare time enjoys finding the perfect dog for anyone who is willing.