Anita Moorman

Ann M. Moorman

Department of Health & Sport Sciences
Room 104R - SAC E
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Professor Moorman's curriculum vitae [PDF]

Professor Moorman's research and scholarship interests focus primarily on legal aspects of sport as a business. Recently Professor Moorman has extended her research emphasis to examine the unique impact numerous Supreme Court decisions have had in the sport industry with a focus on disability rights issues in sport. Professor Moorman also examines intellectual property issues in sport and the interplay between sport law and marketing practices. She has served on the Executive Councils for both the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) and the Sport and Recreation Law Association (SRLA). She serves on the Editorial Review Boards for the Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport and Sport Marketing Quarterly. Professor Moorman has published scholarly articles in the Journal of Sport Management, Sport Management Review, Sport Marketing Quarterly, Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport, JOPERD, Leisure Science, International Sport Journal, and Journal of Sport and Social Issues. She also regularly contributes to a feature column entitled "Sport Marketing and the Law" in the Sport Marketing Quarterly and co-authored a groundbreaking new text in 2006 entitled Sport Law: A Managerial Approach, Achieving a Competitive Advantage.

Educational Background

  • JD Southern Methodist University, School of Law
  • MS Sport Management, University of Oklahoma
  • BS Political Science, Oklahoma State University

Teaching Areas

  • Legal Aspects of Sport
  • Internships in Sport Administration
  • International Service Learning in Sport

Research Interests

  • Participant and Participation Rights in Sport
  • Contractual Relations in Sport
  • Legal Implications of the Sport Marketing

Honors & Awards

  • Received the Betty van der Smissen Leadership Award for scholarship and leadership in the academy of sport law educators from the Sport and Recreation Law Association
  • Received the “President's Award” for outstanding service from the Sport & Recreation Law Association.
  • Named "Faculty of the Year" - University of Louisville Disability Awareness Award, U of L Disability Resource Center.
  • Student Athlete Faculty Mentor – U of L Athletics

Professional Memberships

  • Sport and Recreation Law Association
  • North American Society for Sport Management
  • Bar Association Affiliations: Oklahoma and United States Supreme Court

Selected Publications

  • Sharp, L., Moorman, A., & Claussen, C. (2021). Sport law: A managerial approach; Achieving a competitive advantage, Fourth Edition. New York, NY: Routledge Publishing.
  • Murfree, J.R., & Moorman, A.M. (2021). An Examination and analysis of Division I football game contracts: Legal implications of game cancellations due to hurricanes. Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport, 31, 123-146.
  • McKelvey, S., Grady, J., & Moorman, A.M. (2021). Ambush marketing and Rule 40 for Tokyo 2020: A shifting landscape for Olympic athletes and their sponsors. Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport, 31, 94-122.
  • Svensson, P., & Moorman, A.M. (2019). Cross-border regulations: Exploring legal considerations in the United States of nonprofit sport organizations engaged in international charitable work. Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport, 29, 118-138. doi:
  • Levine, J., Gunn, I., & Moorman, A. (2019). Peterson, Brady, and Elliot: Analyzing “the Triology” in light of the NFL commissioner's disciplinary authority. Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport.
  • Brownlee, E., Greenwell, T.C., and Moorman, A.M. (2018). An experimental approach to assessing the effectiveness of official sponsor designations in an ambush marketing scenario. Sport Marketing Quarterly, 27, 145-153.
  • Popp. N., & Moorman, A.M. (2018). How did proposed changes in the new Fair Labor Standards Act impact collegiate athletics departments? An initial exploration. Journal of Intercollegiate Sport, 11, 106-125.
  • Hanna, C., Levine, J., & Moorman, A.M. (2017). College athletics whistle-blower protection. Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport, 27, 209-226.
  • Huml, M.R., & Moorman, A.M. (2017). Student-athlete educational records? Involvement of FERPA within recent NCAA Division I academic scandals. Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport, 27, 127-144.
  • Grady, J., & Moorman, A.M. (2016). The Americans with Disabilities Act 24th Anniversary: Assessing progress, opportunities, and challenges. Journal of Legal Aspects of Sport, 26, 1-4.
  • Moorman, A., & Osborne, B. (2016). Are institutions of higher education failing to protect students? An analysis of Title IX's sexual violence protections and college athletics. Marquette Sports Law Review, 26(2), 545-582.