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Coordinator for International Law ProgramsFaculty

Center for International and Comparative Law 
John and Frances Angelos Law Center, Room 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  

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests
  • International Human Rights
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • Counterterrorism/National Security
  • International Criminal Law

Courses Taught

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 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 Advocates Abroad, International Rights Advocates, TRIAL International, and the Military Commissions Defense Organization. She is also a Junior Expert with the ABA-UNDP International Legal Resource Center, most recently advising them on the Draft Cybercrime Law in Cambodia and how it interferes with international human rights standards on the freedom of expression and right to privacy. Additionally, she is International Law Counsel for Guantanamo detainee, Nashwan al-Tamir, who is being tried by the Military Commissions as Abdul Hadi al Iraqi. 

Catherine is an associate member of the American Society of International Law and Communications Chair for the International Courts and Tribunals Interest Group (ICTIG), the American Bar Association Section for International Law, 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. For the 2015/16 and 2016/17 academic years, Catherine coached the Jessup Moot Court Team at UB. She was also the National Advisor to the 2016 and 2017 editions of the Nelson Mandela International Negotiations Competition, organized by the National Black Law Students Association.

She is a member of the State Bar of Tennessee.


  • Panelist, IntLawGrrls: voices on international law, policy, practice – 10th Birthday Conference (University of Georgia, Dean Rusk International Law Center, School of Law, March 2-3, 2017), Presenting paper:  The Rise of "Effective" Head of State Immunity through Negative Norm Diffusion: The Case of Al-Bashir and Norm Snapback
  • Panelist, Fourth Annual International Criminal Law Workshop: "The Politics of International Criminal Law" (Faculty of Law, University of Western Australia, Perth: September 15-16, 2016), Presenting Work in Progress: The Rise of "Effective" Head of State Immunity through Negative Norm Diffusion: The Case of Al-Bashir and South Africa
  • Panelist, Innovative International Partnerships (International Legal Education Abroad Conference: April 4-5, 2016)
  • Panelist, Accountability and Impunity (ASIL Mid-Year Research Forum: October 23-24, 2015), Presenting Work in Progress: The Rise of "Effective" Head of State Immunity: The Case of Al-Bashir and South Africa
  • Participant, Naval War College Conference Series on Women, Peace and Security – Constructive Pathways: Stimulating and Safeguarding Components of Women, Peace, and Security (Naval War College, April 16-17, 2015): Paper included on Women in Conflict: Enabling Syrian Women in Formal Peace Processes
  • Moderator, International Human Rights: What is the U.S. Role? (University of Baltimore Journal of International Law Annual Symposium: March 2, 2015)
  • Participant, Missing Peace Young Scholars Network - Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict (United States Institute of Peace: May 22 – 23, 2014): Invited by the British Embassy to participate in this event that brought together young scholars from across the world to discuss ways in which to end sexual violence in armed conflict. The proceedings of this symposium aided in the drafting of a joint policy paper that will go to William Hague (UK Foreign Secretary) and Angelina Jolie (UNHCR Special Envoy) ahead of the UK Global Summit in London.
  • Panelist, Measuring Success: Human Rights, Development Projects, And Stakeholders (Crossing Borders: Rethinking International Development – Virginia Journal of International Law Annual Symposium: February 24, 2014)
  • Panelist, International Law Making and Cooperation (ASIL Mid-Year Meeting and Research Forum: October 31-November 2, 2013): Presented paper, The World Spins Madly On – How the P5 Caused a Paradigm Shift in Norm Diffusion (later titled, The Game Changer: How the P5 Caused a Paradigm Shift in Norm Diffusion Post 9/11)



  • Brief of International Law Scholars and NGOs as Amici Curiae in Support of Plaintiff, State of Washington, et al. v. Trump, Case No. 17-35105 (W.D. Wash. 2017)
  • Brief of International Law Scholars as Amici Curiae in Support of Plaintiff, Darweesh v. Trump, Case No. 17 Civ. 480 (E.D.N.Y. 2017)
  • Amicus Brief to the Co-Investigating Judges for the Extraordinary Chambers for the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) on the “Legality of Targeting Members of One's Own Military”, Cases 0003 and 0004 (May 19, 2016)