Prof. David Moore

Professor of Law, Brigham Young University Law School

Professor Moore is a scholar of U.S. foreign relations law, international law, and international human rights.  His publications appear in the Harvard, Columbia, Northwestern, and UCLA law reviews, among others.  Professor Moore has taught Civil Procedure, International Law, U.S. Foreign Relations Law, International Human Rights, and Legal Scholarship.  In 2011, he received the Student Bar Association First Year Professor of the Year Award and the University's R. Wayne Hansen Teaching and Learning Fellowship.  He is a member of the American Law Institute.

After joining the BYU law faculty in 2008, Professor Moore taught as a visiting professor at the George Washington University Law School.  Before joining BYU, Professor Moore clerked for Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. during the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2007 Term.  From 2003 to 2007, Professor Moore was an assistant and then associate professor at the University of Kentucky College of Law.  He arrived at the University of Kentucky after researching and teaching at the University of Chicago Law School as an Olin Fellow from 2001 to 2003. From 2000 to 2001, Professor Moore clerked for Judge Samuel A. Alito, Jr. on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.  From 1996 to 2000, he was an Honor Program trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division, Federal Programs Branch.

Professor Moore is a summa cum laude graduate of Brigham Young University Law School, where he served as Editor in Chief of the Law Review and graduated first in his class.  He received his BA from Brigham Young University, where he was a Benson scholar and graduated summa cum laude, with University Honors, and as co-valedictorian of his college.  He and his wife Natalie are the parents of seven wonderful children.

  • JD from J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University. Class of 1996.
    Summa cum Laude, First in Class, Order of the Coif, Editor in Chief of BYU Law Review
  • BA from Brigham Young University. Class of 1992.
    Summa cum Laude, with University Honors, Co-Valedictorian of College