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.