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Geraldine Szott Moohr

Professor Emerita


Professor Moohr joined the University of Houston Law Center as associate professor of law in 1995. In 2001, she was awarded a George Butler Research Chair, a rotating professorship honoring excellence in scholarship and in 2005 she was awarded the Alumnae Law Center Chair. Professor Moohr has held visiting appointments at the Washington and Lee University School of Law and the University of Toledo College of Law. In the autumn of 2006, she served as the John J. Sparkman Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Alabama School of Law.

A graduate of the University of Illinois with an M.S. from Bucknell University, Professor Moohr received her law degree in 1991 from the American University College of Law. She graduated first in her class and was editor-in-chief of the American University Law Review. Following graduation she clerked for the Honorable James M. Sprouse of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. She joined Covington & Burling¿s Washington office in 1992 as a litigation association; her practice focused on commercial fraud and included arbitrations as well as trials.

Professor Moohr has published numerous articles in law journals. Her areas of expertise are federal criminal law, white collar crime, fraud offenses, government corruption, and the emerging criminal laws that govern various forms of information. Her work on the federal mail and wire fraud offenses and intellectual property crimes has been widely cited. Another area of interest is arbitration, specifically the arbitration of employment disputes. Professor Moohr frequently speaks at conferences and symposia on these topics, as well as on post-Enron criminal initiatives and intellectual property crimes. She is now working on a casebook, THE CRIMINAL LAW OF INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND INFORMATION (West, forthcoming 2007). She is also co-author of the sixth edition of CRIMINAL LAW with Joseph Cook, Linda Malone, and Paul Marcus (Lexis, forthcoming 2008).

Professor Moohr teaches Criminal Law, White Collar Crime, and Property Crime in the Information Age, a course that deals with such crimes as theft of trade secrets and copyright infringement. She also teaches Employment Law, Employment Discrimination, and seminars in criminal and employment law.

Criminal Law
Employment Discrimination
Employment Law
Property Crime in the Information Age
White Collar Crime