Former Mason Law Professor Kimberly Moore Named Rising Star by Washingtonian Magazine

Former Mason Law professor Kimberly Moore has been recognized in the October 2007 edition of Washingtonian magazine as a rising star in Washington power circles. The magazine published an article entitled "Super Power" listing 150 of the most influential people in business, culture, real estate, religion, education, law, and other areas. Included was a list of "Powers That Will Be: Rising stars who may be the heavy hitters of tomorrow." Judge Moore was featured in that section as someone to watch.

Moore, who at 39 is currently the youngest federal appellate judge in the nation, was confirmed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in September 2006. The court has nationwide jurisdiction in a variety of areas, including patent law, and hears appeals from all federal district courts, the United States Court of Federal Claims, the United States Court of International Trade, and the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, as well as certain administrative agencies.

Prior to assuming the bench, Judge Moore spent nearly a decade in academia, serving as an intellectual property law professor at Mason Law from 2000 until her appointment to the court.