April 27, 2017 - The University of Houston presented Law Center Professor Douglas Moll with a faculty excellence award last week for his outstanding achievement in teaching.
Moll received the Teaching Excellence Award at the 2017 Moores Professors, Teaching Excellence Global, and Undergraduate Research Mentoring Awards Dinner at the University of Houston Hilton.
"I am truly honored to be one of the recipients of this year's award," Moll said. "Thanks to my students, who make teaching enjoyable, and to my colleagues, who are always willing to lend an ear on days when my teaching is far from excellent. Thanks also to Dean Baynes and the administration for nominating and supporting me during this process."
"I am delighted Professor Moll received this award," added Dean Leonard M. Baynes. "He is an outstanding teacher. His dedication to students epitomized the qualities and character roles of all the Law Center's faculty."
Moll graduated with highest honors from the University of Virginia in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science degree in commerce. He graduated magna cum laude in 1994 from Harvard Law School where he served as the Developments in the Law Chair of the Harvard Law Review. After a clerkship with Judge Carolyn King of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, Moll practiced commercial litigation in Houston for two years with the firm formerly known as Fulbright & Jaworski.
Moll came to the University of Houston Law Center in the fall of 1997 as an associate professor. He was elevated to professor of law in 2008. He was the George Butler Research Professor of Law from 2002-2005. He is currently the Beirne, Maynard & Parsons, L.L.P. Professor of Law, a title he has held since 2005.
He teaches business organizations, doing deals, securities regulation, secured financing, sales and leasing, and business torts.
In 1998, 1999, 2003, 2011, and 2014, Moll was honored with the "Professor of the Year" award by the Order of the Barons. He previously received a Teaching Excellence Award from the University of Houston in 2000. He is a past chair and current executive committee member of the AALS section on agency and unincorporated business associations. In April 2015, he was elected to membership in the American Law Institute.