Master Selena Molina, Master In Chancery
Former Delaware Journal of Corporate Law Staff Member, Master Selena Molina gives us some insight into her experience during law school and her career today.
(1) What was your position on the Journal?
(2) Where did you earn your undergraduate degree and what was your area of study?
Widener University, Sociology (transferred from Dickinson College, where I studied Philosophy & Sociology)
(3) Where are you currently employed?
The Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware
(4) In what area of law do you practice?
Not applicable; prior to joining the Court, I was a general litigator handling complex litigation in Delaware’s state and federal courts
(5) What do you wish you had known about law school while you were a law student?
The habits you develop now will follow you throughout your career. Remember who you were before law school, keep your healthy hobbies and habits, try not to add too many unhealthy habits, and integrate law school and your legal career into your life, as it was and as you wish it to be.
(6) Aside from excelling academically and joining the Journal, what are some ways that students can stand out to secure job offers?
Employers want to see your drive, enthusiasm, and hunger. Take steps to demonstrate your go-getter attitude through your coursework and extracurriculars, do your research before you apply anywhere, and pitch your sincere interest in each employer front and center in your applications.
(7) What are some lessons you’ve learned during your professional career that will be valuable to current Journal members and recent graduates?
You will develop your reputation fast and it will follow you. Endeavor every day to do your best and be your best. Treat everyone with respect, including yourself. The practice of law is challenging and tiring, but it need not be unpleasant.
(8) What are your future career goals?
I am honored to serve at the Chancellor’s pleasure as a Master in Chancery and will endeavor every day to do my best for Delawareans.
(9) What are some of your other interests outside of the law?
I am a classically trained lyric soprano and enjoy performing with Profundo Bono, a musical group composed entirely of legal professionals, and the Ardensingers.