University of Wisconsin–Madison

5 Things We Love about Anthony Moore

We Heart Our Students: Anthony Moore

1. He’s done his part to boost the country’s jobs numbers.
“My interests are diverse and even discursive, and I’ve had a lot of different jobs, both in and out of the military. In the military, I was an electrician, but in Iraq, we had to do all kinds of jobs. It’s where I learned to drive a dump truck. After I graduated from the UW with a degree in jewelry, I had some difficulty finding a job as a jeweler and ended up working as an animal research technician at the university. Later, for about two years, I managed operations at a small laboratory and medical equipment resale company. While I was there, I got an offer to do seasonal jewelry work at a local gallery. The jeweler kept me on year-round, and I actually still have workspace in the gallery. ”

2. Until he met Heinz Klug, he was on the fence about law school.
“I met Heinz Klug through my fencing club, before I even came to law school. It was Professor Klug who first suggested I consider applying, but I was pretty sure I didn’t want to be a lawyer. He talked to me about all the things you can do with a law degree, besides being a lawyer. I started studying to take the LSAT and found I very much liked the structure of the questions, and the dense parsing of legal language.

“Now that I’m here, I have no aversion to being a lawyer. Professor Klug knew me better than I knew myself at the time. He’s a remarkable person. I like the intellectual rigor and kindness with which he lives his life.”

3. He’s got a law school hack every student should know.
“Law school rewards people who put in the time, who are focused and disciplined. For me, focusing can be problematic. I like to study what I am interested in, and that won’t always be what’s going on in class. But I’ve got the discipline, and I’m willing to stay at the Law School for long hours. Eventually I get around to the material that is actually being graded.”

Moore prepares to compete at the Midwest
Fencing Conference Championships in 2008

4. He has a vested interest in veterans’ interests.
“I’m happy to be advocating for veterans at the Veterans Law Center. Our veterans are in a unique spot. They don’t necessarily need legal help more than any other group of people, except in narrow circumstances where they may need a will before they deploy. But one of the big lessons you learn in basic training is not to cause problems, not to stand out from the crowd. As a result, veterans will often try to bear something until they can’t bear it anymore. By the time they come to the Veterans Law Center, they can be desperate for help, because they avoided asking for so long.”

5. He’s hardwired for legal study.
“When the Iraqi government fell, local construction crews were removing the wiring from deserted buildings and selling it for scrap. So we electricians were retrofitting former Baath party buildings in order to house the Iraqi National Guard. Here’s an interesting thing: one of the buildings I was tasked with rewiring was the Ramadi College of Law. Sometimes I think about the path that led me from there to here.”


Submitted by Law School News on March 3, 2017

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