Janet Moore

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Associate Professor of Law, College of Law

406 College of Law Building


Janet Moore teaches Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, and Civil Rights Litigation at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. She received J.D. and M.A. (Philosophy) degrees from Duke University and a M.A. in Divinity from the University of Chicago. At Duke, she served as Editor-in-Chief of Law & Contemporary Problems and, after graduation, clerked for the Honorable J. Dickson Phillips, Jr., on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Her scholarship has been published or is forthcoming in journals such as Washington Law Review, Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, and Behavioral Sciences & the Law. Professor Moore’s scholarship identifies conditions that empower stakeholders to obtain greater transparency and accountability from carceral systems. Her work is informed by critical theory, interdisciplinary research partnerships, and long experience in both capital defense and justice reform advocacy.
The impact of her scholarship is evident in her work co-convening the Indigent Defense Research Association, a national organization of practitioners, researchers and policy makers who use data to improve public defense, and her service as an invited expert for the American Bar Association’s Indigent Defense Advisory Group, the Indigent Defense Commissions of Michigan and Texas, and the Steering and Amicus Committees of the National Association for Public Defense. Professor Moore’s scholarship also led to her roles co-chairing a national task force on discovery reform, drafting a model criminal discovery reform bill, and serving as an advisor during the drafting and passage of the Michael Morton Act, which reformed criminal discovery procedures in Texas.
Awards include a 2007 Open Society Institute Senior Justice Advocacy Fellowship, two University of Cincinnati College of Law Goldman Prizes for Teaching Excellence (2012 and 2015), and a Junior Scholar Paper Competition Award sponsored by the Criminal Justice Section of the Association of American Law Schools. Grants include a University of Cincinnati Research Council award to support an investigation into quality communication in the public defense setting, and an Ohio Transformation Fund award to undertake community-based participatory research on redefining and pursuing true public safety.

JD, Duke University

MA, Duke University

MA, University of Chicago Divinity School

Research Support

Grant: #URC Interdisciplinary Award AY2015-16 Investigators:Dariotis, Jacinda; Moore, Janet; Plano Clark, Vicki 05-01-2016 -04-30-2017 UC's University Research Council REDUCING MASS INCARCERATION BY IMPROVING PUBLIC DEFENSE: DEFINING AND ASSESSING QUALITY ATTORNEY-CLIENT COMMUNICATION Role:PI $25,000.00 Active Level:Internal UC

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