Interview with Rachel Moran


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Rachel Moran
Dean of Law

Rachel Moran is Dean and Michael J. Connell Distinguished Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law.  Prior to her appointment at UCLA, Professor Moran was Robert D. and Leslie-Kay Raven Professor of Law at UC Berkeley School of Law.  From July 2008 to June 2010, Moran served as a founding faculty member of the UC Irvine Law School.


Professor Moran received her A.B. in Psychology from Stanford University in 1978 and her J.D. from Yale Law School in 1981. Following law school, Rachel Moran clerked for Chief Judge Wilfred Feinberg of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit and worked for the San Francisco firm of Heller Ehrman White and McAuliffe.  She joined the Boalt faculty in 1983.  She was visiting professor at UCLA (1988, 2002), Stanford (1989), NYU School of Law (1996), the University of Miami Law School (1997), the University of Texas (2000) and Fordham Law School (2005). From 1993 to 1996 Moran served as chair of the Chicano/Latino Policy Project at UC Berkeley's Institute for the Study of Social Change.  In 2003, she became the director of the Institute for the Study of Social Change at UC Berkeley.  In 1995, she received the UC Berkeley Distinguished Teaching Award.

 Moran is highly active in the legal community.  In September 2011, she was appointed by President Obama to serve as a member of the Permanent Committee for the Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise.  She was appointed as President of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) in 2009.  She is a member of the American Law Institute and served on the Executive Committee of the Association of American Law Schools.  She sat on the Standing Committee of the Division of Public Education, American Bar Association; serves on the Board of Advisors for the Texas Hispanic Journal of Law and Policy; and was on the Executive Board of the Berkeley Law Foundation.  She is currently a Senator for the Phi Beta Kappa 


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