Meet UC Law’s Visiting Professors
Lydie Nadia Cabrera Pierre-Louis and Janet Moore are visiting professors this semester, focusing on areas as diverse as criminal defense to corporations and agencies/partnerships. They will be handling the course load for those teachers on sabbatical.
Professor Lydie Pierre-Louis will be teaching courses in corporations and agency/partnerships. She began her legal career as a legal assistant to Arthur Liman in the Michael Milken securities fraud defense litigation. Later, she practiced law in New York City as an associate at Winthrop, Stimson, Putnam & Roberts (now Pillsbury Winthrop), representing multi-national corporations in cross-border financings and securities offerings. Professor Pierre-Louise also was an Assistant Attorney General in the Investment Protection Bureau of New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, enforcing state securities laws against the financial services industry.
In addition to these positions, she has taught at St. John’s University School of Law, where she was the inaugural director of the securities arbitration clinic, and Columbia and New York Universities Graduate Business School Executive MBA Programs.
Professor Cabrera Pierre-Louis’s research interests cross the areas of business law, international law, culture, and the philosophical principles of ethics, and justice. She writes critically about deregulation, the lack of transparency, and accountability of business entities and markets from a Keynesian economics perspective. Her scholarship has been published in numerous journals, including the U.C. Davis Business Law Journal, St. John’s Law Review, Fordham, Journal of Corporate and Finance Law, Encyclopedia of The Supreme Court of the United States, the Encyclopedia of African American History, and the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India University press. She is also a frequent contributor to the corporate justice blog.
The professor received her AB from Columbia University, an MA from New York University, a JD from Fordham University School of Law, and is a candidate for the LLM from the University of London.
Professor Moore has led a varied law career. After clerking for the Honorable J. Dickson Phillips, Jr. on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, she spent seven years litigating capital cases in North Carolina. Very successful, she won relief for about 80% of her clients. She also contributed to criminal justice reform through teaching, publication, community organizing, and drafting legislation and attorney performance standards.
In 2006 Moore came to the tri-state, joining the Ohio Justice & Policy Center to assist with the creation of the area’s first Indigent Defense Clinic. She worked in collaboration with UC Law and Chase College of Law, the private defense bar, and the Hamilton County Public Defender’s Office on this project. The next year she was awarded a Senior Justice Advocacy Fellowship by the Open Society Institute, focusing her project on indigent defense reform in Ohio. In cooperation with the state bar foundation and the public defender’s office, she led the creation of Ohio’s first comprehensive training curriculum for public defenders. Then in 2009 she was appointed to the state Public Defender Commission.
Professor Moore received her JD and MA from Duke University, serving as editor-in-chief of Law & Contemporary Programs, the nation’s first interdisciplinary law journal. She also received a MA in Divinity from the University of Chicago and a BA in religion from Kalamazoo College. She will be teaching criminal law and criminal procedure.