Saint Louis University
Molly J. Walker Wilson
Scott Hall 842


B.A., Wesleyan University, 1995
J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 2004
M.A. in Psychology, University of Virginia, 2001
Ph.D. in Psychology, University of Virginia, 2004


Criminal Law
Environmental Law
Family Law
Law and Psychology
Law and Social Science
Election Law


Family Law
Seminar in Law and Psychology
Molly J. Walker Wilson
Co-Director of the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Law
Associate Professor

Professor Molly Wilson received her law degree and her PhD in psychology (social and cognitive) from the University of Virginia.  While at UVA, Professor Wilson was Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Social Policy & the Law and Senior Editor of the Journal of Environmental Law. Professor Wilson was also a student editor of the Journal of Law and Human Behavior.   For the past seven years, while on the faculty at Saint Louis University School of Law, Professor Wilson has been teaching and writing about the ways in which social science can inform a variety of areas of law and policy.  In 2011, Professor Wilson was granted a secondary appointment in the Psychology Department at Saint Louis University.  The same year, she became a founding co-director of St. Louis University School of Law's Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Law, one of the law school's four centers of excellence.   In her own work, Professor Wilson uses social and cognitive psychology to inform questions about how members of society evaluate risks. She is also interested in how actors can influence others' choices by strategically manipulating the presentation of information.  Professor Wilson has written on a wide range of topics, including campaign finance, environmental law, domestic violence, crime registries, tort reform, and the Supreme Court.  Her work has been published in Cardozo Law Review, the Journal of Law and Politics, the American Journal of Criminal Law, and Catholic University Law Review, among other publications.