Ray Edward Moses

Professor of Law

BA, The University of Texas
J.D., The University of Texas School of Law
LLM, Northwestern University School of Law
SJ.D., Southern Methodist University School of Law

Areas of Expertise

  • Criminal Law
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Scientific Evidence
  • Criminal Pre-Trial and Trial Practice

rmoses@stcl.edu

713-646-1846

Office: 621T

Professor Ray Moses teaches in the fields of criminal law and trial practice. He has served as a criminal defense practitioner, federal and state prosecutor, special master and visiting judge. He was a member of the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and a Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Law. His seven books include Scientific Evidence in Criminal Cases, the Criminal Defense Sourcebook, and Jury Argument in Criminal Cases. Professor Moses has been a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School and an academic visitor at the London School of Economics. His law degrees are from the University of Texas, Northwestern (where he was a Prosecution and Defense Ford Fellow), and S.M.U.


ARTICLES

The Last Word, 19-22 Champion, Nov. 1995-Apr. 1998.

BOOKS

Pretrial-Investigation, Planning and Preparation for Criminal Litigation. (Houston, TX: Center for Criminal Justice Advocacy).

Assignments in Criminal Trial Advocacy-Simulated Criminal Litigation. (Houston, TX: Center for Criminal Justice Advocacy, 2004).

Law Office Management for Solo Criminal Practice. (Houston, TX: Center for Criminal Justice Advocacy, 2004). http://criminaldefense.homestead.com/LawOfficeManagement.html

Pretrial Practice: Development of the Criminal Case: Moving from “Do” to “Done.”(Houston, TX: Center for Criminal Justice Advocacy, 2004). http://criminaldefense.homestead.com/Pretrial.html

Client interview in criminal cases. (Houston, TX: Center for Criminal Justice Advocacy, 2002).http://criminaldefense.homestead.com/ClientInterview.html

The Last Word: Memorable Jury Arguments from Famous Criminal Cases. (Houston, TX: Center for Criminal Justice Advocacy, 2002). http://www.juryargument.homestead.com/TheLastWord.html

Making and Meeting Objections in Texas Criminal Cases. (Houston, TX: Center for Criminal Justice Advocacy, 2002).

Guns & Moses – A Student Guide to the Common Law of Crimes, the Model Penal Code, and the Texas Penal Code. (Houston, TX: Center for Criminal Justice Advocacy, 2002).

Criminal Trial Advocacy. (Houston, TX: Center for Criminal Justice Advocacy, 2001).http://partingwaves.homestead.com/

Cross-Examination in Criminal Cases. (Houston, TX: Center for Criminal Justice Advocacy, 2001).http://criminaldefense.homestead.com/Cross.html

Direct Examination in Criminal Cases. (Houston, TX: Center for Criminal Justice Advocacy, 2001).

Expert Witness Testimony in Criminal Cases. (Houston, TX: Center for Criminal Justice Advocacy, 2001).http://criminaldefense.homestead.com/Experts.html

Forensic Pathology in Criminal Cases. (Houston, TX: Center for Criminal Justice Advocacy, 2001).

Introducing Tangible Evidence and Establishing Foundations in Criminal Cases. (Houston, TX: Center for Criminal Justice Advocacy, 2001).

Jury Argument in Criminal Cases. (Houston, TX: Center for Criminal Justice Advocacy, 2001).http://www.juryargument.homestead.com/

Jury Deselection in Criminal Cases. (Houston, TX: Center for Criminal Justice Advocacy, 2001).

Misidentification: The Caprices of Eyewitness Testimony in Criminal Cases, (Houston, TX: Center for Criminal Justice Advocacy, 2001)http://criminaldefense.homestead.com/eyewitnessmisidentification.html#anchor_53

Motion Practice in Criminal Cases. (Houston, TX: Center for Criminal Justice Advocacy, 2001).http://criminaldefense.homestead.com/MotionPractice.html

Opening Statements in Criminal Cases. (Houston, TX: Center for Criminal Justice Advocacy, 2001).

Technology in the Courtroom. (Houston, TX: Center for Criminal Justice Advocacy, 2001).http://criminaldefense.homestead.com/Technology.html

Assignments in Criminal Trial Advocacy-Simulated Criminal Litigation. (Houston, TX: Center for Criminal Justice Advocacy, 2000).

Direct Examination in Criminal Cases. (Houston, TX: Center for Criminal Justice Advocacy, 2000).http://criminaldefense.homestead.com/Direct.html

Guns ‘n Moses. (Houston, TX: Azimuth Press, 2000).

Impact Exhibits in Criminal Cases. (Houston, TX: Center for Criminal Justice Advocacy, 2000).http://www.criminaldefense.homestead.com/Exhibits.html

Opening Statement in Criminal Cases: the Curtain Raiser. (Houston, TX: Center for Criminal Justice Advocacy, 2000). http://criminaldefense.homestead.com/Opening.html

Trial Objections in Criminal Cases. (Houston, TX: Center for Criminal Justice Advocacy, 2000).http://criminaldefense.homestead.com/CondensedObjections.html

Jury Selection in Criminal Cases. (Houston, TX: Center for Criminal Justice Advocacy, 1998).http://criminaldefense.homestead.com/JurySelection.html

Assignments in Criminal Trial Advocacy. 7th ed. (Houston, TX: Azimuth Press, 1997).

Criminal Practice Sourcebook: a Texas Lawyer’s Guide. 2nd ed. (Houston, TX: Azimuth Press, 1997).

Guns ‘n Moses: a Guidebook of Anger, Lust and Greed for Students of Criminal Law. 7th ed. (Houston, TX: Azimuth Press, 1997).

Jury Argument in Criminal Cases. 2nd ed. (Houston, TX: Center for Criminal Justice Advocacy, 1996).

Final Argument in Criminal Cases. (Houston, TX: R.E. Moses, 1995).

Guns ‘n Moses: a Guidebook of Anger, Lust and Greed for Students of Criminal Law. (Houston, TX: Azimuth Press, 1995).

Jury Argument in Criminal Cases: a Trial Lawyer’s Guide. 2nd ed. (Houston, TX: Azimuth Press, 1993).

Jury Argument in Criminal Cases: a Trial Lawyer’s Guide. (Houston, TX: Azimuth Press, 1985).

Final Argument in Criminal Cases: a Texas Lawyer’s Guide. (Houston, TX: R.E. Moses, 1983).

Jury Argument in Criminal Cases: a Trial Lawyer’s Guide. (Houston, TX: Azimuth Press, 1983).

Criminal Defense Sourcebook: a Texas Lawyer’s Guide. (Houston: Lakeland Press, 1974).

Scientific Evidence in Criminal Cases. (Mineola, NY: Foundation Press, 1973). (with Andre A. Moenssens & Fred E. Inbau)

Scientific Proof in Criminal Cases: a Texas Lawyer’s Guide. (Houston: Lakeland Press, 1969).