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Daniel P. Murphy, Jr.

Danny Murphy

Assistant Dean of Community Engagement & Diversity

Room 127 College of Law

(859) 257-5155


Daniel Patrick Murphy, Jr., Assistant Dean of Community Engagement & Diversity, is a 1998 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Law.   Prior to joining the administration in 2010, he was Counsel at the law firm of Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP in its Lexington office, and was formerly a member in the law firm of McMurry & Livingston, PLLC, in Paducah, Kentucky, where he focused primarily in the area of real estate law.

Dean Murphy oversees day-to-day nonacademic operations at the College of Law, including supervision of Marketing & Communications, Information Technology, the Continuing Legal Education departments, and capital project management and building operations.  Dean Murphy also serves as the College's diversity officer, oversees the voluntary student pro bono program and efforts to engage the College with the university, the community-at-large, the Commonwealth and across the nation.

Dean Murphy is active in the community.  He is a past chair of the Commerce Lexington Board of Directors, and serves on the KY YMCA Youth Association Board of Directors, Community Action Council Board of Directors, and Junior Achievement of the Bluegrass Board of Directors.

Dean Murphy is a native of Lawrenceburg, KY.  He obtained his bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Kentucky in 1993, making him the first college graduate in his family.


  • J.D., University of Kentucky (1998)