Shelby A. Dickerson Moore





Shelby A. Dickerson Moore
Professor of Law

"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music he hears, however measured or far away."

—Henry David Thoreau

BA, Towson State University
J.D., University of Baltimore, School of Law
LLM, Harvard School of Law


Phone: 713.646.1884

Office: 653T

Areas of expertise: property, criminal law, feminist jurisprudence, torts, and criminal corrections.

Professor Shelby A. D. Moore
is a Tenured Professor of Law at Houston College of Law in Houston, Texas.  She was the Godwin Pappas, Langley Ronquillo Research Professor from 2003 - 2008.  During her 16 years as an academic, she has taught Criminal Law, Property I and Property II, Torts I and Torts II, Criminal Corrections, the Politics of Race in America and Wills, Trusts and Estates (Spring 2009).  She is presently the Chair of the Academic Assistance Advisory Committee which focuses on creating new and innovative ways to assist students academically, professionally and personally.  She has received a number of awards for her teaching as well as for her willingness to mentor students.  Professor Moore has published widely, primarily in the areas of criminal law and social policy.   She is an expert in domestic violence issues.  Due to this expertise, she has been consulted on a number of cases and has appeared in the national media on television shows such as 48 Hours Mysteries.  She has also served as an expert on a number of high profile cases such as State v. Yates and State v. Wright. Prior to entering academia, she practiced as a litigator in Maryland, focusing on civil litigation.  She also served in an attorney for a firm whose primary focus was civil rights.  Immediately prior to teaching at Houston College of Law, she was a Prosecutor at the Baltimore City State’s Attorney’s office where she practiced in a number of Divisions, including Felony and Special Felony Narcotics.

Professor Moore earned an LL.M. from Harvard Law School, a J. D. from University of Baltimore, and a BA with an emphasis in Law Enforcement/ Criminal Corrections as well as and a minor in English from Towson University.





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