Teresa Moore joined the firm in May 2014 as Counsel, bringing extensive experience in the field of education law to the Firm’s School Law group. In addition to training teachers, administrators, and other school leaders on issues such as tenure, special education, employment discrimination, employee whistleblowing claims, student harassment and anti-bullying law, ethics, governance, and student rights, Teresa has argued before the New Jersey Supreme Court, has substantial experience in federal and state courts, and has tried numerous disputes to conclusion in the New Jersey Office of Administrative Law.
Prior to joining the firm, Teresa co-created and acted as counsel to LEGAL ONE, a partnership between Rutgers University and the Foundation for Educational Administration. In that capacity, she developed education law courses for K-12 school leaders and presented them throughout New Jersey. Teresa also consulted with the Institute on Education Law and Policy (IELP) at Rutgers University-Newark, and taught education law as an adjunct professor at Rutgers Law School-Newark and Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration. At IELP, she researched and wrote publications including “Governance and Urban School Improvement: Lessons for New Jersey from Nine Cities;” “Shared Services in School Districts: Policies, Practices and Recommendations;” and “Guide to the New Jersey Quality Single Accountability Continuum.” She has also appeared as a commentator on NJTV for the law and justice series “Due Process.” Teresa presented a radio blog program on June 23, 2015 on the topic of “Transgender Issues in Public Schools for Students and Staff.” Click here to listen to the archived program.
Before serving as counsel to LEGAL ONE and providing consulting services with IELP, Teresa practiced law for eighteen years as a litigator with the law firm of McCarter & English, LLP in Newark, New Jersey. Her concentration was in education and employment law, and she litigated matters involving civil rights, business franchise and other contract disputes, products liability, and insurance coverage.
Upon graduation from law school, Teresa served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable John E. Keefe in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Chancery Division (Ret. J.A.D.). She holds a J.D. from Rutgers Law School-Newark, was a member of the Rutgers Law Review, and is a graduate of Wellesley College with a B.A. in Spanish and English. She also studied at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.