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Lizabeth Ann Moody, American Law educator. Bar: Connecticut 1959, Ohio 1960, United States District Court Connecticut 1960, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1977, United States District Court (northern district) Ohio 1961. Recipient New Frontier award Americans for Democratic Action, 1977, Young Women’s Christian Association Women of Distinction award, 1988, Josephine Irwin award, 1990; Day named in her honor, May 8, 1990, Cleveland.


Moody, Lizabeth Ann was born on July 11, 1934 in Johnson City, Tennessee, United States. Daughter of Robert Alexander and Clara Pauline (Fine) Moody.


Columbia University (Bachelor of Arts, 1956). Yale University (Juris Doctor, 1959).


Associate Goldstein & Peck, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1959-1960, Slough & Slough, Cleveland, 1960-1961, 63-66, Ginsberg, Guren & Meritt, Cleveland, 1962. Partner Metzenbaum, Gaines, Finley & Stern, 1967-1971. Associate professor Cleveland State University, 1970-1973, professor, 1973-1994, interim dean and professor, 1987-1988.

Visiting professor University Toledo, 1976-1977. Vice president, dean College Law, professor Stetson University, 1994-1999, Distinguished university professor, since 1998. Review authority on civil rights Department of Health, Washington, 1973—1979.

Visiting professor National Law Center George Washington University, 1981—1982, University Hawaii, Honolulu, 1988, Southern Methodist University, 2004, Brooklyn Law School, 2007. Wallace S. Fugiama Distinguished professor University Hawaii, Honolulu, 2002. Chief Executive Officer Law School Admission Services, Newtown, Pennsylvania, 1991—1993.

Vice president Stetson University, 1994—1999. Director, secretary, member executive committee Florida Health Sciences Center, Tampa General Hospital, Florida, 1998—2002. Chair drafting committee to revise MoDel Non-Profit Corporation Act, 2009.


President Cuyahoga County Economic and Community Development, Cleveland, 1984-1988, Task Force on Violent Crime, Cleveland, 1987-1988. Chairman audit committee Law School Admission Council, New Town, Pennsylvania, 1988-1989, board trustees Law School Admission Council, 1989-1994, executive director, 1991-1993, president, Chief Executive Officer, director Law School Admission Service, 1991-1993. Commissioner Ohio Ethics Commission, Columbus, Ohio, 1988-1991, Ohio Public Defender Commission.

Vice president, trustee Great Lakes Theatre Festival, Cleveland, 1972-1990. Director, secretary executive committee Florida Health Sciences Center, since 1997. Director Cleveland Growth Association, 1987-1988.

Trustee Academy Preparatory, St. Petersburg, Florida, since 1999. Lay reader Cathedral Church of St. Peter's, St. Petersburg, Florida, since 2000. Member of American Association of University Professors, American Bar Association (chair business law section, non-profit corporation committee 1987-1991, business law section council member 1993-1994, house of deals 1994-1999, member accreditation committee 1994—2000, chair international programs committee 1995-1999, senior lawyers division council 1997—2001, chair accreditation committee 1999—2000, section legal education council since 2000, specialization standing committee 2001-2004, chair senior lawyers division council 2003-2004, chair 2003-2004, standing committee library member, Congress Law Library., Glass Cutter award 1997, Business Law Section Authors award 2009), English Speaking Union (trustee 1986-1989), Cleveland Bar Association (president 1987-1988, meritorious service award 1987), Ohio State Bar Association (council of deals 1981-1991, Ohio Bar medal 1992), American Law Institute (ALI-American Bar Association committee 1998—2001, advisory committee since 2001, elected member), Association American Law Schools (executive committee 1977-1981), St. Petersburg Yacht Club (Stetson University Hall of Fame).


Married Alan Paul Buchmann, September 5, 1959.