Richard Moberly

Richard Moberly

Interim Executive Vice Chancellor

As Interim Executive Vice Chancellor, Richard Moberly leads and oversees the university’s academic enterprise. This position reports directly to the chancellor, and is the responsible authority in the absence of the chancellor. Reporting to this position are 11 deans, a team of associate and assistant vice chancellors, and other unit directors.

Meet Interim EVC Moberly

Richard Moberly, University of Nebraska College of Law Dean and Richard C. and Catherine S. Schmoker Professor of Law, began serving as Interim Executive Vice Chancellor on June 1, 2019. He was named dean of the law college in April 2017 after serving as interim dean and associate dean. He joined the law faculty in 2004.

Nebraska's law college is a prestigious regional institution with a growing national reputation. Many of the faculty are nationally known for their scholarship and law reform activities. It provides students with a rigorous and challenging education, and graduates compete well in national employment markets and pass the bar examination at rates above both the state and national averages. The college ranked in's top ten best for graduates earning jobs and was named best value law school by National Jurist magazine. preLaw Magazine named it an A+ best value law school and ranked it in the top ten for bar passage rates and employment relative to the cost.

Before joining Nebraska's law faculty, Moberly practiced as an attorney with McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP in Atlanta, Georgia. He received his bachelor of arts in history, summa cum laude, from Emory University, and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review. After law school, he worked as a law clerk for the Honorable N. Carlton Tilley, Jr., United States District Judge for the Middle District of North Carolina.

In addition to teaching evidence and employment law courses, Moberly is an active scholar who researches issues related to whistleblowing and the law of secrecy. He has published numerous articles and book chapters on whistleblowing, including research on national security whistleblowers and codes of ethics, as well as an empirical study of Sarbanes-Oxley retaliation claims. He has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives, spoken internationally on whistleblower protection, and also co-edited The International Handbook on Whistleblower Research (2014). The U.S. Secretary of Labor has twice appointed Moberly to the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Upperclass law students have voted Moberly “Professor of the Year” twice and he has also won the College Award for Distinguished Teaching. In 2014, the College of Law Alumni Council presented him with the Distinguished Faculty Award. He received the Nebraska State Bar Association's President's Professionalism Award in 2016 and the Warren K. Urbom Mentor Award from the Robert Van Pelt American Inn of Court in 2019.