Molly Linhorst is a Staff Attorney at the ACLU-NJ, where she conducts litigation and advocacy to protect and advance a range of civil rights, including immigrants’ rights, free speech, and the rights of people in New Jersey’s jails. She first joined the ACLU-NJ in 2019 as a Justice Catalyst Fellow to address egregious conditions in immigration detention centers.
Molly received her bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University in political science and international relations, and her law degree from Harvard Law School. While in law school, Molly worked in the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinic and the Crimmigration Clinic, and interned at African Services Committee and the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project. She served as the co-director of the Harvard Immigration Project’s Removal Defense Project and as Professor Deborah Anker’s senior research assistant, editing the 2019 edition of "Law of Asylum in the United States." Prior to law school, Molly was an English teacher in China and in her hometown of Syracuse, New York.
Molly speaks Mandarin Chinese and has a rescue dog named Moxie. She first became a card-carrying member of the ACLU in high school.