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Patricia Hatamyar Moore

Professor of Law

B.A., Northwestern University
J.D., University of Chicago Law School

Professor Moore earned her J.D. with honors from the University of Chicago Law School, was an Associate Editor of the University of Chicago Law Review, and was selected to membership in the Order of the Coif.  She received her B.A. in economics, with distinction, from Northwestern University and was selected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa.

After graduating law school, Professor Moore joined the Chicago office of the national law firm of Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal, practicing in civil litigation.  She was the first woman to rise through the ranks to partnership in the litigation department at Sonnenschein.

After eleven years in the practice of law, Professor Moore joined the faculty at Oklahoma City University School of Law.  She eventually earned tenure there and served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for three years.  In 2008-2009, Professor Moore was a Visiting Professor of Law at Stetson University College of Law, and is now tenured at St. Thomas.

Professor Moore teaches Civil Procedure, Evidence, PreTrial Litigation, and Complex Litigation.  In the past she has also taught Family Law, Trial Practice, and Advanced Topics in Civil Procedure.  From the beginning of her academic career, Professor Moore has incorporated skills learning into all her classes.

Her major publications, which have been cited in dozens of judicial opinions, include:

  • The Civil Caseload of the Federal District Courts,, ___ U. ILL. L. REV. ___ (forthcoming 2015).
  • Confronting the Myth of "State Court Class Action Abuses" Through an Understanding of Heuristics and a Plea for More Statistics, 82 UMKC L. REV. 133 (2013).
  • An Updated Quantitative Study of Iqbal’s Impact on 12(b)(6) Motions, 46 UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND LAW REVIEW 603 (2012).
  • Active Learning and Law School Performance (with Todd Sullivan), 3 JOURNAL OF MULTIDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH, No. 2, 67 (2011).
  • The Tao of Pleading: Do Twombly and Iqbal Matter Empirically?, 59 AMERICAN U. L. REV. 553 (2010).
  • The Effect of “Tort Reform” on Tort Case Filings, 43 VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 559 (2009).
  • The Confrontation Clause, in 7 OKLAHOMA PRACTICE SERIES, OKLAHOMA TRIAL PRACTICE § 16.3 (December 2007).
  • Are Women More Ethical Lawyers? An Empirical Study, 31 FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 785 (2004) (with Kevin Simmons).
  • OKLAHOMA TRIAL PRACTICE (West 2d ed. 1999) (with John Morris and Daniel Morgan), and 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003 Cumulative Supplements (with Daniel Morgan).
  • Interstate Establishment, Enforcement, and Modification of Child Support Orders, 25 OKLAHOMA CITY UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 511 (2000).
  • Critical Applications and Proposals For Improvement of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act and the Federal Full Faith and Credit For Child Support Orders Act, 71 ST. JOHN'S LAW REVIEW 1 (1997).
  • See No Evil? The Role of the Directed Trustee Under ERISA, 64 TENNESSEE LAW REVIEW 1 (1996).

You can read some of Professor Moore's writings on her SSRN page at http://ssrn.com/author=1111673.