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Professor Moore Appointed New Interim Dean of Academic Affairs

By September 1, 2018Law School, STU News

St. Thomas Law’s Office of the Dean is proud to announce the appointment of Professor Patricia Moore to the position of  Acting Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. She assumes the role formerly held by Tamara Lawson who is now serving as Acting Law School Dean.  In her new capacity, Associate Dean Moore will oversee the law school’s academic program and curriculum.

“I’m honored to take on this role,” stated Professor Moore upon learning of her appointment.  “I’m committed to working with the faculty, administration, and staff to continue the law school’s mission to provide the best possible education and opportunities for our students.”

Acting Dean Tamara Lawson noted that Professor Moore was selected for this appointment due to her “impressive teaching and scholarship, continued commitment to students, and willingness to serve the law school community.”

Moore,  who is a tenured Professor of Law,  joined the St. Thomas Law faculty in 2009. She teaches Civil Procedure, Evidence, Pretrial Litigation, and Complex Litigation. 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.

She has authored numerous, major publications, which have been cited in dozens of judicial opinions. Most notably, she was  invited to testify before the United States Congress based on her expertise in civil procedure and empirical research, specifically her scholarship on the analysis of class action lawsuits.

We wish Associate Dean Moore all the best in this new role.







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