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Michael D. Murray

Associate Professor of Law
Valparaiso University School of Law
Valparaiso, IN

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  • B.A. Loyola College
  • Certificate, Fudan University, Shanghai
  • J.D. Columbia Law School


Professor Murray graduated from Loyola College in Maryland and from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. He was a member of a national champion Jessup International Law Moot Court team at Columbia, and Notes Editor of the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law. After law school, he clerked for United States District Judge John F. Nangle of the Eastern District of Missouri, and Chair of the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation. Murray also practiced commercial, intellectual property, and products liability litigation for seven years at Bryan Cave law firm in St. Louis. After leaving private practice, Professor Murray taught at Saint Louis University School of Law from 1998-2002.

Professor Murray has published sixteen books, including the new "Digital Casebook Series" on legal research and writing featured on this site (www.lrwseries.com). His recently updated works in art law and freedom of expression include The Deskbook of Art Law (Oxford University Press 2008), and First Amendment and Censorship (Oxford University Press 2005). His casebook, Art Law: Cases and Materials (William S. Hein 2004), is one of the most widely adopted casebooks in the field.

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