Amy Moore

Amy Moore

Professor of Law & Director of Advocacy

College of Law

B.A., Harding University; J.D., University of Chicago Law School

(615) 460-8243


At Belmont, Professor Moore teaches or has taught Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Conflicts of Law, Education Law, Federal Courts, Immigration Law, Public International Law, and Torts. Her research interests include the study of how process affects rights in the administrative law context and the study of judicial deference.

Professor Moore also serves as the Director of Advocacy and runs our award-winning, competitive advocacy program. She personally coaches several of Belmont’s moot court teams. Belmont has advanced to the national finals tournaments in both the National Moot Court Competition and the National Appellate Advocacy Competition, and was named as the national champion in the Emory Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition and the National Health Law Moot Court Competition. She supervises our mock trial competition program. In 2017, Belmont placed second in the nation at the national final tournament of the American Association for Justice Competition, and has consistently been named regional champion in that tournament. Twice the mock trial teams have been invited to the Tournament of Champions. She also helps facilitate our transactional competition featuring Professor Deborah Farringer as coach. In the first two years of entering the competition, Belmont has placed second overall in the L. Edward Bryant, Jr. National Health Law Transactional Moot Court Competition and has been ranked at the tournament in both the writing and oral advocacy categories.

Prior to joining Belmont University College of Law, Amy Moore taught at Faulkner University’s Thomas Goode Jones School of Law. She taught classes in Administrative Law, Criminal Law, Education Law, Immigration Law, and International Law. She was also active as a coach in the moot court program, including coaching the National Moot Court Competition Team and the National Appellate Advocacy Competition teams.

Before teaching law school, Professor Moore worked as a litigation associate at Kirkland & Ellis LLP in Chicago, Illinois. While at Kirkland, she practiced mainly with securities fraud and credit card privacy cases. She has been a member of both the Missouri and Illinois bar associations. She is also a member of the American Bar Association.

Professor Moore received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Harding University and received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Chicago Law School. While at the University of Chicago, Professor Moore worked as a research assistant for Professor Lisa Bernstein and Judge Richard Posner. During her last year of law school, she was active in the appellate advocacy clinic and represented a client before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

Areas of expertise: Appellate advocacy, administrative law, jurisdiction



Amy L. Moore, Slouching Toward Oblivion: The Divergent Implementation and Potential Exodus of Chevron Analysis in the Supreme Court’s Interpretation of Immigration Law, 87 UMKC L. Rev 549 (2019).

Amy L. Moore, Even When You Win, You Lose: Executive Order 13769 & the Depressing State of Procedural Due Process in the Context of Immigration, 26 Wm. & Mary Bill Rts. J. 65 (2017).

Amy L. Moore, Stringent Yet Flexible: Circuit Courts’ Use of the Substantial Evidence Test in Asylum Cases, 18 Tex. Tech. Admin. L. J. 225 (2017).

Amy L. Moore, Rife with Latent Power: The IRS & Tax-Exempt Status, Nashville B.J., August 2015, at 8-9, 14. | SSRN

Amy L. Moore, The Due Process Conundrum: Using Mathews v. Eldridge as a Standard for Private Hospitals under the Healthcare Quality Immunity Act, 2 Belmont Law Review 1 (2015). | SSRN

Amy L. Moore, Rife with Latent Power: Exploring the Reach of the IRS to Determine Tax-Exempt Status According to Public Policy Rationale in an Era of Judicial Deference, South Texas Law Review, 56 S. Tex. L. Rev. 117 (2014). | SSRN

Alberto Gonzales & Amy L. Moore, No Right at All: Putting Consular Notification in its Rightful Place after Medellín, 66 Fla. L. Rev. 685 (April 2014). | SSRN

Amy L. Moore, When Enough Isn’t Enough: Qualitative and Quantitative Assessments of Adequate Education in State Constitutions, 41 U. Tol. L. Rev. 545 (2010). | SSRN

Amy L. Moore, Brokering Education: Charter Receipt, Revocation, and Renewal in Louisiana, 11 Loy. J. Pub. Int. L. 343 (2010). | SSRN

Amy L. Moore, Lost in the Maze of Appeals: The Eleventh Circuit’s Review of Decisions by the Board of Immigration Appeals, 38 Sw. U. L. Rev. 419 (2009). | SSRN


Participant, Colloquium, The Administrative State: Its Foundations and Modern Forms, presented by The Federalist Society and The Liberty Fund (April 13-14, 2018).

Presenter, Title IX Policy Changes from an Administrative Law Perspective, Belmont Criminal Law Journal Symposium (January 19, 2018).

Participant, Colloquium, International Law, Foreign Law, and the United States Constitution, The Federalist Society and The Liberty Fund (January 19-20, 2016).

Presenter, The Due Process Conundrum: Using Mathews v. Eldridge as a Standard for Private Hospitals under the Healthcare Quality Immunity Act, Belmont Law Review Symposium (October 17, 2014)

Presenter, Discrimination Recrimination: Extending the Logic of Bob Jones University v. United States, South Eastern Association of Law Schools’ Emerging Scholar Panel (August 5, 2013).

Podcast, Boyer v. Louisiana – Post Opinion SCOTUScast, The Federalist Society (May 7, 2013),

Podcast, Boyer v. Louisiana – Post Argument SCOTUScast, The Federalist Society (January 21, 2013), 

Podcast, Holder v. Gutierrez; Holder v. Sawyers; Vartelas v. Holder – Post Decision SCOTUScast, The Federalist Society (June 8, 2012), 

Presenter, Brokering Education: Charter Receipt, Revocation, and Renewal in Louisiana, Loyola New Orleans Journal of Public Interest Law Symposium, Reconstructing Education in New Orleans Post-Katrina: Lessons in Education Reform (October 16, 2009).