Professor Moore received joint J.D./M.A. (philosophy) degrees from Duke University; an M.A. in Divinity from the University of Chicago; and a B.A. in Religion from Kalamazoo College. At Duke, she served as Editor-in-Chief of Law & Contemporary Problems, the nation’s first interdisciplinary law journal. She then clerked for the Honorable J. Dickson Phillips, Jr., on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Professor Moore’s scholarship focuses on the legal and political conditions that empower stakeholders to obtain greater transparency and accountability from criminal justice systems. Her work is informed by critical theory and long experience in capital defense and criminal justice reform research and advocacy. From 1998 to 2012, she won some form of relief for about 80% of her capital clients. In 2006, she joined the Ohio Justice & Policy Center, a nonprofit public interest law firm dedicated to evidence-based justice reform. In 2007, she was awarded a Senior Justice Advocacy Fellowship by the Open Society Institute. Her project focused on improving indigent defense systems. That work led to her appointment by the Ohio Supreme Court to the state Public Defender Commission in 2009.
In January 2011, Professor Moore joined the College of Law faculty as a Visiting Assistant Professor. She became an Assistant Professor at the College of Law in 2012. The same year, Professor Moore received the College of Law’s Goldman Prize for Teaching Excellence and the annual Junior Scholar Paper Competition Award sponsored by the Criminal Justice Section of the Association of American Law Schools.
Professor Moore is a member in good standing of the bars of the United States Supreme Court; the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fourth and Sixth Circuits; the United States District Courts for the Middle District of North Carolina and Southern District of Ohio; and the Supreme Courts of North Carolina and Ohio.