Teaching is an integral part of the Center's mission. Both Director John Norton Moore (Walter L. Brown Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law) and Associate Director Myron H. Nordquist (former Stockton Chair of International Law at the Naval War College) have had distinguished teaching careers. Professor Moore has regularly taught his course on "Oceans Law and Policy" at the University of Virginia School of Law. Professor Moore also teaches courses on national security law, and seminars on the rule of law and issues relating to war and peace; in past years he has taught courses on the Constitution and foreign affairs powers, and international law.
Both Professor Moore and Professor Nordquist frequently teach at the annual Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law. Professor Nordquist was a tenured professor at the United States Air Force Academy. He continues to lecture at various fora on both national security law and law of the sea topics, including the Yeosu Academy in South Korea and occasionally at the Marco Polo Academy at Xiamen University Law School in China.
For more than twenty years, Professor Moore also served as the Director of the Graduate Law Program at Virginia, during which time he oversaw the training and advanced scholarship of hundreds of attorneys and legal scholars from the United States and around the world. Many of his former students have gone on to hold senior positions in government or to academic prominence. He continues to supervise graduate work on a regular basis.