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Awards and Honors
1997 C. Herman Pritchett Award, given by the Law and Courts section of the American Political Science Association (APSA), for the best book on law and courts written by a political scientist and published in 1996 [for Constitutional Rights and Powers of the People].
Moore, W. Constitutional Rights and Powers of the People, (Princeton University Press, 1996; paperback edition, 1998),
Wayne D. Moore, “(Re)Construction of Constitutional Authority and Meaning: The Fourteenth Amendment and Slaughter-House Cases,” in Ronald Kahn and Ken. I. Kersch, eds., The Supreme Court and American Political Development (University Press of Kansas, 2006).
Wayne D. Moore, “Constitutional Citizenship,” in Sotirios A. Barber and Robert P. George. eds., Constitutional Politics: Essays on Constitution Making, Maintenance, and Change (Princeton University Press, 2001).
Wayne D. Moore, “Variable Constitutional Authority: Madisonian Founding Perspectives,” American Political Thought, vol. 2 (2013), pp. 217-58.
Wayne D. Moore, “The Fourteenth Amendment’s Initial Authority: Problems of Constitutional Coherence,” Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review, vol. 13 (2004), pp. 515-45.
Wayne D. Moore, “From Roots to Branches and Back: Popular Sovereignty Within Constitutional Theory,” The Good Society, vol. 13 (2004), pp. 15-20.
Wayne D. Moore, “Taking a Stand for Speech,” Magazine of History, vol. 9 (1995), pp. 19-25.
Current areas of research and writing include constitutional development during the American founding period, constitutional change during the Reconstruction era in the United States (especially problems with the Fourteenth Amendment’s initial authority), and problems of constitutional authority and change more generally.
Constitutional Law and Politics
Constitutional and Political Development
Comparative Constitutional Studies
University Pre-Law Advisor, Virginia Tech
Member of the Pennsylvania Bar
Faculty of Law and School of International Public Policy, Osaka University, former Fulbright Lecturer
American Political Science Association
University of Virginia, former Member of the Board of Directors