Karen Moran

  • Lecturer

Karen Moran joined the UVA Law faculty in 2005 as co-director of the Legal Research and Writing Program, where she taught Legal Research and Writing for 10 years, leaving the faculty in 2015. Before teaching, Moran worked in an “of counsel” position with the law firm Fulbright and Jaworski, where she specialized in appellate law with concentrations in employment and labor law as well as higher education law. Moran also worked for five years as an appellate attorney for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and for two years as a general civil litigation attorney. 

Moran earned her B.A. with honors in psychology and French from Emory University in 1985. She earned her law degree with high honors from Duke University School of Law in 1988, graduated Order of the Coif and was a note editor for the Duke Law Journal. After graduation, Moran clerked for Judge Thomas A. Clark on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. 


  • J.D.
    Duke University School of Law
  • B.A.
    Emory University