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Assistant Professor, Director of Defense and Death Penalty Clinics
Karin L. Moore is an Assistant Professor of Law at Florida A & M University’s College of Law. She received her B. A. and J.D. degrees from the University of Florida. Prior to joining FAMU’s law faculty in 2004, Prof. Moore was an adjunct professor at the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law where she taught trial practice and trial team. She was a criminal defense attorney for 22 years in Gainesville and started her career at the 8th Judicial Circuit’s Public Defender Office. She has tried more than 100 jury trials including nine homicide trials, two of which were death penalty cases. Professor Moore founded the first death penalty clinic in a Florida law school. She supervises the defense clinics (public defender and death penalty) at FAMU and has taught evidence, advanced evidence, criminal procedure, criminal law and a death penalty seminar. Professor Moore’s research interests include DNA and other forensic evidence and death penalty issues. She has presented on DNA issues at several death penalty conferences and at Public Defender offices throughout the state and has written on the topic of DNA evidence. She is a current member of the Florida Bar’s Criminal Rules Committee and a past member of the Bar’s Standing Committee on Professionalism.