University of Nebraska College of Law Dean Richard Moberly and Assistant Dean Tracy Warren will present a State of the Agency Lecture from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. March 23 in the Nebraska Union’s Swanson Auditorium.
The lecture series, hosted by the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the union’s Heritage Room.
Moberly was appointed law dean in April 2017. Prior to this appointment, he served as the college’s interim dean in 2016 and as associate dean for faculty from 2011 until 2016. He joined the law faculty in 2004 and has taught Evidence, Employment Law, a capstone course in Litigation and The Law of Secrecy, and in the Civil Clinic. In 2006 and 2011, he was voted professor of the year by upperclassman law students. In 2014, the College of Law Alumni Council selected him to receive the Distinguished Faculty Award, and in 2007, students and faculty awarded him the College Distinguished Teaching Award. In the 2007-08 school year, he received the Cline Williams Research Chair.
Moberly’s research interests include employee whistleblower protection and the law of secrecy. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on whistleblowing, including research on national security whistleblowers and codes of ethics, as well as an empirical study of Sarbanes-Oxley retaliation claims. He has spoken internationally on whistleblower protection and also co-edited the International Handbook on Whistleblower Research. The U.S. Secretary of Labor has twice appointed him to the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. In May 2007, the U.S. House of Representatives invited Moberly to testify on his research and as an expert on federal whistleblower protections in a hearing before the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections entitled Private Sector Whistleblowers: Are There Sufficient Legal Protections?
Before joining the law faculty at Nebraska, Moberly practiced as an attorney with McKenna Long and Aldridge LLP in Atlanta. He received his bachelor’s degree in history, summa cum laude, from Emory University, and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review. After law school, he worked as a law clerk for N. Carlton Tilley Jr., U.S. district judge for the Middle District of North Carolina.
Warren oversees the college’s recruitment of students and all admissions activities. Prior to leading the Admissions Office, she served as associate director of career services, where she fostered the professional development of the student body while providing specialized career counseling designed to meet the needs of each student. Warren earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology from Northwest Missouri State in 2000. She obtained her Juris Doctor from Nebraska in 2003 and practiced for three years in the private sector and another five years with the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office.
The lecture series continues with a talk by Paige Piper, executive director of the Child Advocacy Center, on April 20.