Patricia Moore

Patricia Moore

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Professor of Law

Email: pmoore@stu.edu

Phone: 305.623.2342

Mail:

St. Thomas University School of Law
Office of the Dean
16401 NW 37th Ave
Miami Gardens, FL 33054


Education:

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


Expertise:

Civil Procedure
Class Actions

Patricia Moore

Dean 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, Dean 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, Dean 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 a tenured Professor of Law at St. Thomas.

In addition to her many duties as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Dean Moore teaches Civil Procedure and has taught 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, Dean 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,, 2015 U. Ill. L. Rev. 1177.
  • 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 2003Cumulative 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).
Scholarship & Research

Scholarship

View Dean Moore’s SSRN Page

Scholarship

Books:

  • John R. Morris, Daniel J. Morgan & Patricia W. Hatamyar, Oklahoma trial practice. (2d Ed., 1999, West Group).

Book Chapters:

  • Patricia W. Hatamyar, The Confrontation Clause, § 16.3, in Oklahoma Trial Practice (Vol. 7, Oklahoma Practice Series) (Emma V. Rolls, Jean E. Giles, Laurie W. Jones, 2009, West Group).

Articles:

  • Patricia W. Hatamyar Moore, The First Year of the 2016 Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: Refinement, Not Revolution, American Association For Justice.
  • Patricia W. Hatamyar Moore, Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins: The Illusory “No-Injury” Class Reaches the Suprem Court, 2 St. Thomas J. of Complex Litig. 1 (2015), available at: St. Thomas Journal of Complex Litigation.
  • Patricia W. Hatamyar Moore, The Anti-Plaintiff Pending Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Pro-Defendant Composition of the Federal Rulemaking Comittees, 83 U. Cinn. L. Rev. 1083, available at: SSRN.
  • Patricia W. Hatamyar Moore, The Civil Caseload of the Federal District Courts, 2015 U. Ill. L. Rev. 1177 (2015). SSRN
  • Patricia W. Hatamyar Moore, 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).
  • Patricia W. Hatamyar Moore, An Updated Quantitative Study of Iqbal’s Impact on 12(b)(6) Motions, 46(2) U. Rich. L. Rev. 603 (2012).
  • Patricia W. Hatamyar and Todd Sullivan, Active Learning and Law School Performance (with Todd Sullivan), J. of Multidisciplinary Res., Vol. 3 No. 2 Summer 2011, at 67.
  • Patricia W. Hatamyar Moore, The Tao of Pleading: Do Twombly and Iqbal Matter Empirically?, 59 Am. U. L. Rev. 553 (2010). HeinOnline
  • Patricia W. Hatamyar Moore, The Effect of “Tort Reform” on Tort Case Filings, 43 Val. U. L. Rev. 559 (2009). HeinOnline
  • Patricia W Hatamyar and Kevin M. Simmons, Are women more ethical lawyers? An empirical study, 31 Fla. St. U. L. Rev. 785 (2004). HeinOnline
  • Patricia W. Hatamyar Moore, Interstate establishment, enforcement, and modification of child support orders, 25 Okla. City U. L. Rev. 511 (2000). HeinOnline
  • Patricia W. Hatamyar Moore, Critical applications and proposals for improvement of the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act and the Full Faith and Credit for Child Support Orders Act, 71 St. John’s L. Rev. 1 (1997). HeinOnline
  • Patricia W. Hatamyar Moore, See no evil? The role of the directed trustee under ERISA, 64 Tenn. L. Rev. 1 (1996). HeinOnline

Additional Publications:

  • Patricia W. Hatamyar Moore, Answer to Questions for the Record Submitted to Professor Patricia W. Moore Following the Hearing on ‘The State of Class Actions Ten Years after the Enactment of the Class Action Fairness Act’ (may 11, 2015). Avaliable at: SSRN.
  • Patricia W. Hatamyar Moore, prepared testimony, Hearing on “The State of Class Actions Ten Years after the Class Action Fairness Act”. Before the Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, United States House of Representatives, February 27, 2015. judiciary.house.gov.
  • Patricia W. Hatamyar Moore, hearing transcript, Hearing on “The State of Class Actions Ten Years after the Class Action Fairness Act”. Before the Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, United States House of Representatives, February 27, 2015. judiciary.house.gov.
Courses
Civil Procedure