Molly Cohan

  • Law Lecturer
  • Co-Director, Tribal Court Public Defense Clinic

Contact

Phone: (206) 616-4201
Email: mmcohan@u.washington.edu

Molly Cohan

Education

J.D. 1977, University of Washington School of Law

Curriculum Vitae

Areas of Expertise

Criminal Law and Procedure

Recent Courses

LAW B 552 Tutorial In Comparative Law
LAW E 529 Tribal Court Clinic

Molly M. Cohan is the Supervising Attorney for the Tribal Court Public Defense Clinic at the University of Washington School of Law. She has extensive experience in Criminal law with a particular interest in training, cultural competence, and tribal criminal defense.

Molly worked at The Defender Association in Seattle for nearly 30 years in a variety of staff and supervisory positions. She has practiced in the areas of misdemeanors, felonies, juvenile, BECCA, and dependencies. Molly has also done pro bono work with the Navajo Public Defender and in Chehalis and Suquamish Tribal Courts.

Immediately prior to coming to the Law School, she was the Training Coordinator for the Washington Defender Association.

  • "Public Defense in Tribal Courts", Tribal Court Development Training Conference, Northwest Intertribal Court System (January 1, 2008)

  • "Public Defense, Civil Rights, and Tribal Courts", Conference on Civil Rights in Indian Country, Washington Indian Civil Rights Commission and the Blackfeet Tribe (January 1, 2008)

  • "Tribal Public Defense", Office of Navajo Public Defender, the Dine Policy Institute, the University of Washington School of Law, Window Rock and Tsaile, and the Navajo Nation (January 1, 2008)

  • "“Tribal Public Defense” – Office of Navajo Public Defender, Window Rock District Court, Dine Policy Institute and the University of Washington School of Law, Window Rock and Tsaile, Navajo Nation, Arizona", (January 1, 2007)

  • "Criminal Law Issues in Tribal Court", Washington State Bar Association, Indian Law Section and the Northwest Indian Bar Association (January 1, 2007)

  • "Criminal Procedure", The Makah Tribe and the University of Washington School of Law (January 1, 2007)

  • "Fundamental Law in Tribal Courts", University of Washington School of Law and the Tulalip Tribes (January 1, 2007)

  • "Tribal Advocacy", The Tulalip Tribes and the University of Washington School of Law (January 1, 2007)