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Michael Murray

Assistant Professor of Legal Research and Writing

208A Law Building

michael.murray1@uky.edu

(859) 218-3520

Department

Michael Murray was appointed as an Assistant Professor of Legal Research and Writing in 2018. He was a Visiting Professor of Law in 2016-2017, when he taught Legal Writing, Professional Responsibility, and Advanced Legal Research and Writing at the College of Law. 

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, who was then the 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 the law schools of Saint Louis University, University of Illinois, Valparaiso University, University of Michigan, and University of Massachusetts, and internationally in Florence, Italy, and Cambridge, UK. Professor Murray currently has published twenty-seven books and numerous law review articles on advocacy, legal research and writing, rhetoric, copyright, art law, and other topics. 

Education

Columbia Law School, New York, NY. J.D., May 1990
Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar; Journal of Transnational Law, Notes Editor; Jessup International Law Moot Court Team (U.S. National Champions, 1988; Program Coordinator, 1988-89; Advisor, 1989-90); Columbia International Law Society, Executive Board

Loyola College, Baltimore, MD. B.A., Summa Cum Laude, Political Science, May 1987
Winner of the Whelan Medal, Political Science Medal, Theology Honors Essay Contest

Fudan University, Shanghai, China. Graduate Certificate, Chinese History and Language, June 1986

Specialties:

  • Art Law
  • Copyright
  • Legal Writing
  • Legal Research
  • Professional Responsibility
  • Right of Publicity

Books & Book Chapters

Works from the past ten years:

ART LAW DESKBOOK: THE LAW OF THE BUSINESS OF ART FOR ARTISTS, GALLERIES, COLLECTORS, AND MUSEUMS (Lexis Nexis, forthcoming 2019) (with DuBoff, King, and Nafziger)

RIGHT OF PUBLICITY IN A NUTSHELL (West 2018)

A SHORT AND HAPPY GUIDE TO COPYRIGHT (West 2017)

ART LAW DESKBOOK: ARTISTS' RIGHTS IN INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, MORAL RIGHTS, AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION (Lexis Nexis 2017) (Lead Author) (with DuBoff, King, and Nafziger)

ART LAW: CASES AND MATERIALS (Aspen-Wolters Kluwer 2d ed. 2016) (with DuBoff)

ART LAW IN A NUTSHELL (West 5th ed. 2016) (with DuBoff and King)

THE DESKBOOK OF ART LAW (Oxford University Press 2015) (with DuBoff and King)

LEGAL WRITING AND ANALYSIS 2D (Foundation Press 2015) (with DeSanctis)

LEGAL RESEARCH METHODS 2D (Foundation Press 2015) (with DeSanctis)

ADVANCED LEGAL WRITING AND ORAL ADVOCACY: TRIALS, APPEALS, AND MOOT COURT 2D (Foundation Press 2014) (with DeSanctis)

THE LAW (IN PLAIN ENGLISH®) FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS (Sourcebooks/Sphinx 2008) (with DuBoff and King)

 

Scholarly Articles

Works from the past ten years:

The Sharpest Tool in the Toolbox: Visual Legal Rhetoric, ___ J. LEGAL EDUC. ___ (forthcoming, 2018), available at https://ssrn.com/abstract=3040952

The Ethics of Visual Legal Rhetoric, 13 LEGAL COMM. & RHETORIC: JALWD 107 (2016)

Visual Rhetoric: Topics of Invention and Arrangement and Tropes of Style, 21 LEGAL WRITING 185 (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-KAZANCI HUKUK DERGISI 139 (2011)

Rule Synthesis and Explanatory Synthesis: A Socratic Dialogue Between IREAC and TREAT, 8 LEGAL COMM. & RHETORIC: JALWD 217 (2011)