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Catherine Moore

Coordinator for International Law ProgramsFaculty

Center for International and Comparative Law 
410.837.6784, Angelos Law 530


  • Masters of Law (LL.M), University of Virginia, 2013
  • Masters, International and European Laws, Mention assez bien, Université de Paris Ouest Nanterre, 2012
  • LL.B with Maîtrise (Honours), English and French Law, magna cum laude, University of Essex, 2012 
  • B.A, Romance Languages, cum laude, University of Georgia, 2005  

Catherine Moore is the Coordinator for International Law Programs at the Center for International and Comparative Law. In this capacity, she manages a broad portfolio of programs, including the LL.M. in the Law of the United States (LOTUS), international exchange and study abroad programs, and she is the current Program Director for the Winter Study Abroad Program in Curacao. She also oversees the CICL Student Fellows work on international legal projects with partner organizations, including Maryland Legal Aid, International Rights Advocates, and TRIAL (Track Impunity Always). She is also a Junior Expert with the ABA-UNDP International Legal Resource Center and is currently advising them on the Draft Cybercrime Law in Cambodia.

She is a recent graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law with a Masters of Law ('13), focusing in Human Rights, Humanitarian, and National Security Laws. Her legal studies are unique for an American, as she is one of the first non-native French speakers to complete the prestigious dual law degree from the University of Essex and the Université de Paris Ouest Nanterre.

During her legal studies, she has worked with various human rights organizations including Amnesty International, the Center for Constitutional Rights, and the International Justice Resource Center. She was also a Law Clinic Advisor at the University of Essex Law Clinic and worked closely with the Essex Human Rights Centre to organize student events. While at the University of Virginia, she not only organized the law school's first ever entry to the Jean-Pictet Competition in International Humanitarian Law, but was on the organizing committee for the Mid-Atlantic IHL Workshop held in conjunction with the American Red Cross.        

Prior to studying law, she worked in sales and program management for both General Electric and Prudential Financial in Ohio and Tennessee, respectively. Her passion for human rights and humanitarian issues in francophone Africa are what led her to make the career switch. Aside from her research in human rights and counterterrorism, she has further research interests in the areas of international criminal responsibility and international human rights obligations for non-state actors, transitional justice and rule of law promotion, protection of vulnerable population groups during armed conflict, and sustainable/international development.

Catherine is an associate member of the American Society of International Law, the American Bar Association, the Council for American Students in International Negotiations (CASIN), and the DC Chapter for the Young Professionals in Foreign Policy. She is a regular judge for the Philip C. Jessup Moot Court Competition, often judging both written memorials and oral rounds for the regional and international rounds. She is the Legal Director for The Art Start Project, a non-profit working in Nashville and Middle Tennessee schools to provide funding for the arts program. She is a member of the State Bar of Tennessee.