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About Joelle A. Moreno

Professor Joëlle Anne Moreno is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School, Swarthmore College, and most importantly a native New Yorker who attended Stuyvesant High School. Before beginning her academic career, she served as a federal prosecutor for the United States Department of Justice.
As the College of Law’s first Associate Dean for Faculty Research & Development Professor Moreno supports the development of the faculty as scholars and teachers. She 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 evidence and constitutional law issues and includes articles that have appeared in the Boston University, Florida, Ohio State, Arizona, Tulane, Utah, and Akron law reviews. As a firm believer that academic work should have real world application, Professor Moreno has examined problems that include the misuse of police officers as expert witnesses and the evaluation of scientific-legal standards governing evidence of vaccine injuries and child abuse. She has presented her work at academic conferences including programs held at Yale, Akron, Houston, William & Mary, Thomas Jefferson, Seton Hall, and Michigan State law schools and at venues outside the ivory tower, including meetings of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the judges of the U.S. Court of Claims, the World Vaccine Congress, 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.


2007 - Present Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development and Professor of Law, Florida International University College of Law
January 2007 - May 2007 Visiting Professor of Law, Hofstra University School of Law
August 1999 - May 2007 Professor of Law, New England Law: Boston
January 1997 - July 1998 Adjunct Professor of Law, Thomas Jefferson School of Law

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Honors and Awards

  • National Conference of Bar Examiners, Multistate Essay Examination Drafting Committee (November 2009–present)
  • The Association of American Law Schools
  • Chair, Executive Committee, Evidence Section (2009-2010
  • Secretary, Executive Committee, Evidence Section (2007-2008)
  • Member, Executive Committee, Evidence Section (2006-2007)
  • Director, Evidence Section Mentoring Program for New Evidence Teachers/Scholars (2007-present)
  • Society for Pediatric Radiology,
  • Member, Committee on Child Abuse (January 2000 - Present)
  • Legal Advisor, Law and Science Policy Drafting Committee (January 2005 – present)
  • Hispanic National Bar Association, Member, Law Professors Committee (2005 - 2009)
  • Professor Moreno selected as an FIU Top Scholar for 2020


  • Alternative Dispute Resolution.
  • Scientific and Forensic Evidence
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Evidence


1989 J.D., Law, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
1984 B.A., Political Science, Swarthmore College

Contact Information

Joëlle Anne Moreno
Florida International University College of Law
Rafael Diaz-Balart Hall, 2070-C
Modesto Maidique Park, 11200 S.W. 8th Street
 Miami, FL 33199

Office:         305-348-1152
Fax:             305-348-7293


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