National Bar Association President, South Grad to Speak to Students
Posted on April 12, 2022
Municipal Judge Pro Tem Carlos Moore of Clarksdale, Miss., a University of South Alabama graduate and president of the National Bar Association, will speak from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in the Marx Library Auditorium. A reception will follow the event in Library Room 181. The event is free and open to the public.
The Department of Political Science and Criminal Justice is hosting this Social Justice Series event, where Moore will discuss “The Important Role of the 3rd, C0-Equal Branch of Government: The Judiciary.”
Moore, a native of Moss Point, Miss., earned a scholarship to attend South Alabama and graduated in 1999. He earned his law degree from Florida State University. Moore is a managing partner of “The Cochran Firm” in the Mississippi Delta. Moore is also a civil rights attorney. He was president-elect of the National Bar Association in July 2020, and elected president of the NBA on July 27, 2021, marking the first time an attorney with the Mississippi Bar Association won the presidency for the NBA. In Mississippi, Moore works as a judge in Clarksdale and Grenada.
Moore also made national news and received death threats when he removed the state flag from his courtroom and argued that the Confederate symbol on the flag was offensive. Several years later, following the Black Lives Matter protests, Walmart's decision to not sell the state flag, and the NCAA moving to prohibit post-season play, the state decided to take down the flag.
Moore studied political science, served in student government and worked with Jaguar Productions as a student at South. He was also president of the Black Student Union. In 2018, he became the first president of the Black Alumni Society at South Alabama.
He is also co-author of a collective memoir, “The Five Brothers: Our Journey to Successful Careers in Law & Medicine.” He has one daughter, Avery Nicole.
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