JD, New York University Law
Stanislav (“Stas”) Moroz is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Law with the Women’s Prison Project (WPP), which represents criminalized survivors of intimate partner violence in all stages of criminal proceedings. Through the WPP, student attorneys help survivors who were wrongfully arrested or convicted for actions they took as a result of intimate partner violence gain their freedom. Most WPP clients are survivors who were forced to defend themselves against their abusive partners. Moroz supervises student attorneys in trial court proceedings, post-conviction hearings, and pardon and parole hearings. Moroz also trains and consults with attorneys representing criminalized survivors.
Prior to joining Tulane, Moroz worked as a public defender with the Orleans Public Defenders for nearly six years, serving both as a member the trial division and the special litigation division. As a member of the trial division, Moroz represented thousands of clients on charges ranging from minor municipal violations to second degree murder. As a member of the special litigation division, he led efforts to re-sentence over forty individuals serving life sentences under Louisiana’s habitual offender law. He also worked to end Louisiana’s pervasive practice of holding individuals in jails and prisons after their legal release dates. In addition to these two areas of focus, Moroz assisted trial attorneys with writ applications to Louisiana appellate courts and taught CLEs on sentencing and related matters.