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College of Law Investiture of Rev. Lawrence W. Moore, S.J., as the Philip and Eugenie Brooks Distinguished Professor

Loyola press release - November 8, 2006

(New Orleans)—Loyola University New Orleans College of Law named Rev. Lawrence W. Moore, S.J., as the Philip and Eugenie Brooks Distinguished Professor on Friday, November 3, 2006.

Rev. Lawrence W. Moore, S.J., is professor of law and associate dean for academic affairs at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. He is an expert in litigation and civil rights, namely federal civil procedure, federal courts, and Section 1983 actions.

Moore joined the Loyola faculty immediately after receiving his advanced law degree from New York University in 1982. At the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Law, where he received a juris doctor, Moore was managing editor of the Law Review and member and captain of the Moot Court team. His undergraduate majors at Saint Louis University were philosophy and classics where he also received a master of arts degree in urban affairs in 1972. In 1977, he received a master’s of divinity degree from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, and that same year he was ordained a priest. He was admitted to the Missouri Bar in 1981.

Moore has been a member of the Loyola University New Orleans Board of Trustees since 1985 and has served as secretary/treasurer since 1990. In addition to his scholarly pursuits at the College of Law, he served as rector of the Jesuit community for six years. Moore waschair of the College of Law Self-Study Committee.

Philip Brooks, a 1960 graduate of the College of Law, and his wife, Eugenie, a 1963 graduate of the College of Business, made a commitment in 2004 to establish The Philip and Eugenie Brooks Distinguished Professorship. This professorship will be used to promote excellence in teaching and scholarship in the field of law and will always be held by the associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Law.

Loyola University New Orleans is a Jesuit-Catholic institution with a total student enrollment of 4,724 including 800 law students.