Aug. 8, 2018 – University of Houston Law Center LL.M. graduate Kenyon Moore '15 recently fulfilled his dream of becoming an adjunct professor, and began teaching health law at Texas Southern University's Thurgood Marshall School of Law this summer.
"Health law is such a rising topic which is what inspired me to go get my LL.M. in the first place," Moore said. "The opportunity to teach in the area of health law just added to the tremendous benefit of pursuing an LL.M. from the University of Houston Law Center, which has one of the top health law programs in the country."
Moore earned his J.D. from TSU in 2009. After briefly practicing at an immigration firm, Moore took a job at Thurgood Marshall as the assistant director of admissions/financial aid.
"I've always thought about teaching," Moore said. "I was excited to be able to help all the students in admissions, but it's a different thing when you're actually teaching them and seeing that they understand the concepts."
During his time at the Law Center, Moore gained a mentor in Professor Barbara Evans, the Alumnae College Professor Law, who helped guide him through the jump from student to teacher.
"Having Dr. Evans as a mentor means so much because everyone needs guidance at some point in their career and their life," Moore said, "She has provided that to me not only in getting my LL.M., but also in my teaching."
Evans commended Moore for his combination of an incisive mind with enormous energy and wit.
"When he was taking my Health Industry Basics class, he would spot uproariously funny truths lurking in really dull laws like the anti-kickback statute or the corporate practice of medicine doctrine," Evans said.
"His students are going to love him. I love hearing about all the exciting things my former students are doing, but it is extra special when one of them becomes a professor. I happen to know that being a law professor is the most delightful job in the world, so I know Kenyon has a really rewarding time in store for him."
Moore's future plans include continuing to teach and writing and publishing articles in health law and a broad range of other practice areas.
"I would like to thank everyone at the University of Houston Law Center as I was getting an LL.M. for all their hard work and dedication to making their health law program great and for all the wonderful faculty and staff," Moore said.