Joe Moore


Asst Professor

College of Law

Wes Moore joined the UNT Dallas College of Law faculty in 2020 and currently serves as an Assistant Professor. Professor Moore has taught Federal Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law, Evidence, National Security Law and Legal Methods, and his focus is in the areas of Criminal Law, Trial Practice and National Security Law.

Professor Moore received his juris doctorate from Baylor Law School in 1991 and his master of laws in Air and Space Law from the Institute of Air and Space Law at McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada in 2002, where he received the Setsuko Ushioda-Aoki Prize for Academic Excellence. Professor Moore received his undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University in 1988.

Prior to joining the UNT Dallas faculty, Professor Moore served as a Judge Advocate with the United States Air Force for 26 years, retiring at the rank of Colonel. His military career included assignments as both trial and defense counsel, military judge and various other administrative and leadership roles. During his time as a military judge, he was awarded the William R. McMahon Award, given by the American Bar Association to a judge, court employee or attorney who has made the most significant implementation of technological advances in a court of limited or special jurisdiction. After retiring from the Air Force, Professor Moore served two years as a civilian Attorney-Advisor with the Office of Military Commissions Trial Judiciary.

In addition to teaching, Professor Moore volunteers as a mock trial coach, preparing teams to compete in interscholastic tournaments around the state and across the nation.