What is a favorite Law School memory?
I think I am required to say meeting my husband (love you, Nikhil Abraham!), with bar review and law review tied for second.
Is there a particular course, clinic, or program that you participated in while attending the Law School, or an idea or skill which has proven particularly helpful in your work?
Roman Law with Professor Epstein was one of the most formative courses I took at the Law School. I learned how laws were conceived and designed, revisiting the core economic principles of ownership and rights that shape our legal system today. In my current work navigating nascent technology fields, returning to first principles often leads to the best approach.
What did you value most in your Law School professors and classmates?
The sense of collegiality and true, lasting friendship. Some of my closest friends are those I met in Law School; my toddler son is best friends with the progeny of another law school couple who live a block away from us (UChicago Law 2038!); I hired an alum as the second lawyer on my team at Kitty Hawk; and am thrilled to be using multiple classmates as outside counsel.
What do you enjoy most about your work?
Every day is completely different. I have really enjoyed the transition in-house, and love that I get to interact with the business so closely. Attending engineering weekly meetings where the team discusses creating electric aircraft makes my daily challenges seem easy by comparison.
Why is it important to you to support the Law School?
The Law School gave me the opportunities I have today, and my connections to my classmates and other alums are not only some of the most meaningful to me, but also the most valuable to my professional career. I am so grateful to this community of brilliant lawyers, and hope to continue supporting the Law School for years to come.
About Molly Grovak Abraham
Molly is the General Counsel of Kitty Hawk, a company that makes flying cars. She also heads Kitty Hawk's regulatory efforts in this evolving transportation space. Prior to Kitty Hawk, Molly was at Wachtell Lipton, where she practiced litigation and handled internal investigations for a variety of Fortune 50 clients. Molly graduated from the Law School with high honors, and was a managing editor of the Law Review.
- University of Chicago Law School, JD, 2010
- Northwestern University, BS, 2006