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Lawrence Moore

Professor of Law


LL.M., New York University, 1982

J.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City (with distinction), 1981

M.Div., Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, 1977

M.A., Saint Louis University, 1972

A.B., Saint Louis University (magna cum laude), 1970


  • College of Law
  • Law
  • Loyola Jesuit Community


  • Constitutional Law
  • Federal Courts


Father Moore joined the Loyola faculty immediately after receiving his law degrees. His undergraduate majors were Philosophy and Classics, and his first master's degree was in Urban Affairs. Following ordination to the priesthood in 1977, he attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City Law School where he was managing editor of the UMKC Law Review. From 1990-1996, he was rector of the Jesuit community. He served on the Board of Trustees of Loyola University New Orleans from 1985 to 2011.

Father Moore served as Interim Dean of Loyola University New Orleans College of Law for a two-year term that began on August 1, 2015. 

Areas of Expertise

  • Federal Courts
  • Civil Rights
  • Civil Procedure