Kristina Moore, a 3L, is one of 12 law students out of nearly 1,000 applicants to be chosen by the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE) to participate in a two-week program in Germany and Poland this summer. The elite program uses the conduct of lawyers and judges in Nazi-occupied Europe as a way to reflect on ethics in the legal profession today.
Now in its eighth year of operation, FASPE provides a unique historical lens to engage graduate students in professional schools as well as early-stage practitioners in five fields (business, journalism, law, medicine and seminary) in an intensive course of study focused on addressing contemporary ethical issues in their professions. FASPE covers all program costs, including travel, food and lodging.
The FASPE Law program offers an approach that differs from the classroom experience in law school by providing a holistic, non-rules based approach to ethics in the field. Daily seminars are led by specialized faculty who engage the fellows in discussions and critical thinking about both the history and relevant issues for contemporary legal practice. The FASPE Law program is strengthened by the diverse perspectives of its participants, the power of place, and the rich contextual education that FASPE provides.
“As I begin my legal career, FASPE’s unique, historical approach to ethics and the law will help me better understand how imperative it is to bring an ethical approach to all my professional endeavors,” said Moore, who is currently finishing her third year of law school at Case Western Reserve by completing a concurrent LLM in international business law at Université Paris – Dauphine.
Moore, who is from Bristol, PA, received a BA in Russian from Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania and a BM in voice performance from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. At Case Western Reserve, Moore is a contributing editor of the Law Review
and a member of the moot commercial arbitration team. Following law school, she will join Jones Day in Cleveland as an associate.