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Kathryn L. Moore is a Stites & Harbison Professor of Law, and has held the title of Ashland-Spears Distinguished Research Professor of Law since 2013.  She teaches Federal Income Tax, Employee Benefits, State and Local Tax, and Land Use Planning. Her research focuses on employee benefits and Social Security reform.  

Professor Moore is author of Understanding Employee Benefits (2015) and co-author (with Lawrence Frolik) of the casebook, The Law of Employee Pension and Welfare Benefits (3d ed. 2011). Her articles have appeared in such journals as the Washington & Lee Law Review, the Ohio State Law Journal, and the George Mason Law Review.

Professor Moore served as a member of the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Board of Adjustment for eight years. She served as a senior editor of the ABA Section of Labor Law’s Employee Benefits Law treatise for eleven years.

Prior to teaching, Professor Moore was a Tax/ERISA associate with the DC law firm of Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan, and clerked for then-U.S. District Court Chief Judge Harold M. Fong in Honolulu, Hawaii. Professor Moore is a member of the American Law Institute and the National Academy of Social Insurance and fellow of the American College of Employee Benefits Counsel.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Juris Doctor, Cornell University


Bachelor of Arts, Univ Of Michigan-Ann Arbor



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