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Michael D. Murray

Visiting Professor of Legal Research and Writing

209 Law Building

professormichaelmurray@gmail.com

(859) 257-1678

Department

Professor Murray has been teaching law for eighteen years at the University of Michigan, the University of Illinois, Saint Louis University, and Valparaiso University. His primary courses have been Advocacy, Art Law, Legal Research and Writing, and Professional Responsibility, but along the way he has taught Civil Procedure, Damages and Equity (Remedies), Employment Law, and First Amendment and Censorship. Prior to teaching, he practiced intellectual property, corporate and commercial, and products liability litigation at Bryan Cave law firm in St. Louis, and clerked in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. He is a member of the Illinois and Missouri Bars.

Professor Murray's scholarship draws from his interest and experience in legal writing, rhetoric, and advocacy, and in art law, intellectual property law, and freedom of expression.

Education

  • Grad. Cert., Fudan University, Shanghai, China (1986)
  • B.A., Summa Cum Laude, Loyola University Maryland (1987)
  • J.D., Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, Columbia University Law School (1990)

Specialties:

  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Art Law
  • Copyright Law
  • Legal Rhetoric

Books & Book Chapters

  • Advanced Legal Writing and Oral Advocacy: Trials, Appeals, and Moot Court 2d (Foundation Press 2014) (with DeSanctis)
  • Adversarial Legal Writing and Oral Argument (Foundation Press 2006) (with DeSanctis)
  • Appellate Advocacy and Moot Court (Foundation Press 2006) (with DeSanctis)
  • Legal Research and Writing (Foundation Press 2005) (with DeSanctis)
  • Legal Research and Writing Across the Curriculum: Problems and Exercises (Foundation Press 2009) (with DeSanctis)
  • Legal Research Methods – Interactive Casebook Edition (Foundation Press 2009) (with DeSanctis)
  • Legal Research Methods 2d (Foundation Press 2015) (with DeSanctis)
  • Legal Writing and Analysis 2d (Foundation Press 2015) (with DeSanctis)
  • Legal Writing and Analysis 2d Course Guide for International LL.M. and J.D. Courses (Foundation Press 2015) (with DeSanctis)
  • Legal Writing and Analysis 2d Course Guide for J.D. Courses (Foundation Press 2015) (with DeSanctis)
  • Legal Research, Writing, and Analysis (Foundation Press 2006) (with DeSanctis)
  • Objective Legal Writing and Analysis (Foundation Press 2006) (with DeSanctis)
  • Art Law: Cases and Materials (Aspen-Wolters Kluwer 2d ed. 2016) (with DuBoff)
  • Art Law in a Nutshell (West 5th ed. forthcoming 2016) (with DuBoff and King)
  • The Deskbook of Art Law (Oxford University Press 2004-2015) (with DuBoff and King)
  • The Deskbook of Art Law: Artists' Rights in Intellectual Property, Moral Rights, and Freedom of Expression (Lexis Nexis, forthcoming 2016) (Lead Author) (with DuBoff, King, and Nafziger)
  • The Deskbook of Art Law: International and American Art Law on the Preservation and Movement of Art and Cultural Property (Lexis Nexis, forthcoming 2017) (with DuBoff, King, and Nafziger)
  • The Deskbook of Art Law: The Law of the Business of Art for Artists, Galleries, Collectors, and Museums (Lexis Nexis, forthcoming 2018) (with DuBoff, King, and Nafziger)
  • Civil Rules Practice 3d (Missouri Practice Series Vol. 15) (Thomson West 2005)
  • Jurisdiction, Venue, and Limitations 3d (Missouri Practice Series Vol. 12) (Thomson West 2005)
  • First Amendment and Censorship (Oxford University Press 2006) (with DuBoff and King)
  • The Law (in Plain English®) for Health Care Professionals (Sourcebooks/Sphinx 2008) (with DuBoff and King)
  • Missouri Products Liability 2d (Missouri Practice Series) (Thomson West 2002) (with King)

Scholarly Articles

  • The Ethics of Visual Legal Rhetoric, 13 Legal Comm. & Rhetoric: JALWD ___ (forthcoming 2016)
  • Visual Rhetoric: Topics of Invention and Arrangement and Tropes of Style, 21 Leg. Writing ___ (forthcoming 2016)
  • Leaping Language and Cultural Barriers with Visual Legal Rhetoric, 49 U.S.F.L. Rev. 61 (2015) (Law Review Forum)
  • Post-Myriad Genetics Copyright of Synthetic Biology and Living Media, 10 Okla. J.L. & Tech. 71 (2014)
  • Reconstructing the Contours of the Copyright Originality and Idea-Expression Doctrines regarding the Right to Deny Access to Works, 1 Tex. A & M L. Rev. 921 (2013-2014 Intellectual Property Symposium)
  • The Promise of Parentheticals: An Empirical Study of the Use of Parentheticals in Federal Appellate Briefs, 10 Legal Comm. & Rhetoric: JALWD 229 (2013)
  • DIOS MIO: The KISS Principle of the Ethical Approach to Copyright and Right of Publicity Law, 14 Minn. J.L. Sci. & Tech. 89 (2013)
  • For the Love of Parentheticals – The Story of Parenthetical Usage in Synthesis, Rhetoric, Economics, and Narrative Reasoning, 38 U. Dayton L. Rev. 175 (2012)
  • After the Great Recession: Law and Economics’ Topics of Invention and Arrangement and Tropes of Style, 58 Loy. L. Rev. 897 (Winter 2012)
  • The Great Recession and the Rhetorical Canons of Law and Economics, 58 Loy. L. Rev. 615 (Fall 2012)
  • The Ethics of Intellectual Property: An Ethical Approach to Copyright and Right of Publicity Law, Ethics CORE Encyclopedia, National Center for Professional & Research Ethics (2012)
  • What is Transformative? An Explanatory Synthesis of the Convergence of Transformation and Predominant Purpose in Copyright Fair Use Law, 11 Chic.-Kent J. Intell. Prop. 260 (2012)
  • Explanatory Synthesis and Rule Synthesis: A Comparative Civil Law and Common Law Analysis, 83-84 Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi Hukuk Fakültesi-Kazancı Hukuk Dergisi 139 (2011)
  • Rule Synthesis and Explanatory Synthesis: A Socratic Dialogue Between IREAC and TREAT, 8 Legal Comm. & Rhetoric: JALWD 217 (2011)
  • Copyright, Originality, and the End of the Scènes à Faire and Merger Doctrines for Visual Works, 58 Baylor L. Rev. 779 (2006)
  • The Positive Pedagogy of Presentations to Partners, 21 Second Draft 11 (Dec. 2006) (Short essay)
  • Communicating Explanatory Synthesis, 14 Persp. 136 (Spring 2006) (Short essay)
  • Jurisdiction Under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act for Nazi War Crimes of Plunder and Expropriation, 7 N.Y.U. J. Legis. & Pub. Pol’y 223 (2004)
  • Stolen Art and Sovereign Immunity: The Case of Altmann v. Austria, 27 Colum. J. L. & Arts 301 (2004)
  • Audience Directed Teaching: Presentation of Writing, Research and Analysis Just in Time, 18 Second Draft 14 (Dec. 2003) (Short essay)