Joëlle Anne Moreno
Professor of Law
B.A., Swarthmore College
Associate Dean & Professor of Law Joëlle Anne Moreno is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Swarthmore College, and most importantly for a native New Yorker, Stuyvesant High School. Before beginning her academic career, she served as a federal prosecutor for the United States Department of Justice.
Professor Moreno is an experienced teacher of Evidence, Scientific and Forensic Evidence, Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law, Criminal Advocacy, and Alternative Dispute Resolution. Her research and scholarship focuses on scientific evidence and constitutional criminal justice issues and includes articles that have appeared in a range of legal, medical and scientific journals including Boston University, Florida, Ohio State, Arizona, Penn State, Tulane, Utah, and Akron law reviews, the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal, and Pediatric Radiology. As a firm believer that academic work should have real world application, she has examined the public health impact of misusing scientific and medical evidence in the context of child abuse and vaccine refusal. She is a co-author of the Consensus Statement on Abusive Head Trauma in Infants and Young Children (2018) and the recipient of the 2018 Presidential Recognition Award from the Society for Pediatric Radiology. Over the past two decades, she has presented her work at legal, scientific and medical conferences around the world including programs held at Yale, Akron, Houston, William & Mary, Thomas Jefferson, Seton Hall, and Michigan State law schools; meetings of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the judges of the U.S. Court of Claims, the World Vaccine Congress, and the Queens District Attorney’s Office; and the American Medical Association, European Society for Paediatric Radiology, ISPCAN, the American Society for Pediatric Neuroradiology, Inter-CAP, the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome, and the Society for Pediatric Radiology. Professor Moreno also serves on the National Conference of Bar Examiners’ Multistate Essay Examination Drafting Committee and is a past chair of the AALS Evidence Section.