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Lawrence W. Moore, S.J.

Interim Dean and ex officio Philip and Eugenie Brooks Distinguished Professor of Law

Lawrence W. Moore, S.J.
Lawrence W. Moore, S.J.

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.  The Brooks Professorship is awarded to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs to support the Associate Dean's work. 

Father Moore will serve as Interim Dean of Loyola University New Orleans College of Law for a two-year term from August 1, 2015. 


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; A.B., (magna cum laude), 1970, M.A., Saint Louis University, 1972

Areas of Expertise

  • Federal Courts
  • Civil Rights
  • Civil Procedure