David R. Moss

David R. Moss

Associate Professor (Clinical) of Law; Director of the Disability Law Clinic


Room 1230
(313) 577-3970

David R. Moss

  • Biography

    David Moss is an associate (clinical) professor at Wayne Law and previously served as director of clinical education.

    He received his bachelor’s with honors from Swarthmore College and his J.D. from Columbia University Law School. While in law school, he was a member of the Columbia Law Review, was twice named a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and was awarded the Jane Marks Murphy Prize for Exceptional Interest and Proficiency in Clinical Offerings.

    After graduating from law school, Moss worked as a public-interest attorney in New York and Minnesota, representing children and people with disabilities in a wide variety of civil and administrative proceedings. He served as director of Statewide Youth Advocacy’s Runaway and Homeless Youth Law Project in upstate New York and was a managing attorney with the Minnesota Disability Law Center in Minneapolis.

    Moss joined Wayne Law's faculty in 1998, following three years of teaching at Western New England University School of Law in Springfield, Mass., and two years at Mitchell Hamline School of Law in Saint Paul, Minn. His teaching and scholarly interests include Clinical Education, Disability Law, Mental Disability Law, Special Education Law, Social Security Law, and Interviewing & Counseling. Moss directs the Law School's Disability Law Clinic.

  • Degrees and Certifications

    J.D., Columbia University School of Law
    B.A., Swarthmore College

  • Courses Taught

    Disability Law Clinic
    Disability Law
    Interviewing & Counseling

  • Selected Publications


    A Study of the Relationship between Law School Coursework and Bar Exam Outcomes, 68 J. Legal Educ. (with Robert Kuehn) (2019)

    Consensus Statement on the Live Organ Donor, 284 JAMA 2919 (one of thirty co-authors) (2000)

    Foreword: Physician-Assisted Suicide Symposium, 19 New Eng. L. Rev 313 (1997)


  • Accomplishments