Greg Moore ’94
Landing dream job as commissioner for the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Greg Moore, an Oregon Law ’94 graduate, was chosen out of hundreds of applicants for the position of commissioner for the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC), a competitive athletic conference in Atlanta, Georgia. He didn’t always know that he wanted to pursue sports law, however. Initially, he was drawn to Oregon Law because of its strong environmental law program.
As more time went by, Moore realized his real passion lay with sports law. Born in north New Jersey, he grew up in an intellectual and ambitious family that also encouraged his strong interest in athletics. In high school, Moore was a varsity player on his school’s basketball team.
“Our family was deeply rooted in sports and that was a galvanizing force for my family,” Moore said.
Moore then focused his Oregon Law studies on labor law, which is heavily infused with sports law. While in law school, Moore was a Herbert Galton Labor Relations Scholar and was appointed a member of the school’s Moot Court Board, where he and 19 other students were in charge of administering moot court competitions.
Moore credits his time at the University of Oregon for his broad understanding of the legal work required to oversee the SIAC. “My legal education allowed me to recognize the legal dimension of a project I otherwise might not have. I feel very privileged to have graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law,” Moore said.
In addition to selecting venues, arranging travel and accommodations for players and other administrative work, Moore’s current position as SIAC commissioner requires him to navigate complex legal issues such as negotiating stadium contracts and insurance policies, and handling trademarking agreements.