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Laura P. Moyer, Ph.D.


  • Assistant Professor, Political Science



  • Room 404
  • Ford Hall, Belknap Campus

Phone Number

  • 502-852-3245

Email Address





Educational Background

  • Ph.D. University of Georgia, May 2008
  • M.A. University of Georgia, May 2004
  • B.A. Emory University, May 2000

Teaching Areas

  • Constitutional law
  • Civil Rights and Liberties
  • The Politics of Gender
  • Race
  • Sexual orientation
  • Judging on Collegial Courts
  • Judicial Politics
  • Service Learning

Research Interests

  • Judging on collegial courts;
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals
  • The Politics of Gender,Sexuality, and Race
  • The Use of Precedent by Attorneys and Judges
  • Cognition and Judging
  • Organizational Theory and Courts
  • Representative Bureaucracy

Honors & Awards

  • Tiger Athletic Foundation Undergraduate Teaching Award, Louisiana State University. 2012.
  • Nicholson Award for Outstanding Faculty Member, Louisiana State University. 2011.
  • Graduate School Doctoral Completion Assistantship, University of Georgia. 2007-2008.
  • Graduate School Excellence in Teaching Award, University of Georgia. 2007.
  • University of Georgia Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award, University of Georgia. 2004.
  • Summa cum laude, Emory University. 2000.
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Emory University. 2000.
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