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Molly Manning

Visiting Associate Professor of Law

Molly Manning

Visiting Associate Professor of Law

Molly Manning is a Visiting Associate Professor of Law at New York Law School, where she teaches Legal Practice, Analytic Principles, and Advanced Legal Methods. Her scholarship focuses on legal history and the intersection between law and culture. She has written articles on soldier voting rights, fraud and poetic license, and prisoner’s access to the federal courts. Her articles have been published in the Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts, New York University Journal of Legislation and Public Policy, and the Federal Bar Council Quarterly, to name a few. She has also written two books, The Myth of Ephraim Tutt and When Books Went to War, the latter of which was a New York Times best seller. She is working on a third book on the First Amendment. She has been interviewed on MSNBC, NPR Morning Edition, and WNYC, and she has given talks across the United States, including at the FDR Presidential Library, the Library of Congress, and the U.S. Senate Library.

Before entering academia, she was a supervisory staff attorney at the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. She has also clerked for the Honorable Kevin Nathaniel Fox at the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. She graduated from Cardozo Law School, earned an M.A. in American History from the University at Albany, and earned a B.A. from the University at Albany, graduating magna cum laude and with departmental honors. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.

BOOKS

  • Molly Guptill Manning, Press Under Fire (forthcoming, under option with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).
  • The Judges of the Second Circuit (Cornell Law Review, 2016) (Contributor).
  • The Courthouses of the Second Circuit (Federal Bar Council, 2015) (Contributor, Editor).
  • Molly Guptill Manning, When Books Went to War (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014) (New York Times Best Seller).
  • Molly Guptill Manning, The Myth of Ephraim Tutt (University of Alabama Press, 2012).

ARTICLES

“How to Count to Three: Navigating the Complexities of the Prison Litigation Reform Act’s ‘Three Strikes Rule,’ 28 U.S.C. § 1915(g)” (forthcoming, 2018)

“Fighting to Lose the Vote: How the Soldier Voting Acts of 1942 and 1944 Disenfranchised America’s Armed Forces,” New York University Journal of Legislation and Public Policy, Vol. XIX, No. 2 (Spring 2016).

“Books in Wartime: The Fight Against Censorship During WWII,” in Federal Bar Quarterly (Fall 2014)

“A Tree Grows in Guadalcanal: How a Novel by Betty Smith Brought Comfort to Battle-Weary Soldiers During WWII,” Huffington Post, Dec. 3, 2014.

“The Voice of Treason, Part II: Tokyo Rose,” in Federal Bar Council Quarterly, Vol. XXII, No. 2 (Winter 2014).

“The Voice of Treason, Part I: Axis Sally,” in Federal Bar Council Quarterly, Vol. XXI, No. 1 (Fall 2013).

“Pauli Murray: Fighting for Her Rights,” in Federal Bar Council Quarterly, Vol. XX, No. 3 (Spring 2013).

“A Tale of Three Hoaxes: When Literature Offends the Law,” in 36 Columbia Journal of Law and the Arts 127 (Winter 2013).

“Rascality at the Bar,” in Federal Bar Council Quarterly, Vol. XX, No. 2 (Winter 2013).

“The Case of Ephraim Tutt,” in Federal Bar Council Quarterly, Vol. XX, No. 1 (Fall 2012).

“The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same: Mr. Tutt and the Distrust of Lawyers in the Twentieth Century,” in 3 Cardozo Public Law Policy & Ethics Journal 305 (2004).