Introducing Guest Blogger Jane Murphy

I am delighted to welcome Jane Murphy, the Laurence M. Katz Professor of Law at the University of Baltimore murphy copySchool of Law, who will be visiting with us this month.  Professor Murphy has published widely on family and children’s issues. Her articles have appeared in the in the Cornell Law Review, Notre Dame Law ReviewNorth Carolina Law Review, the ABA Family Law Quarterly and several other journals. She is also the co-author of two books on family conflict resolution. She is the recipient of numerous grants to conduct empirical research to improve the legal system, including a two-year domestic violence study funded by the National Institute for Justice.  She has also chaired the American Bar Association’s Committee on Clinical and Skills Education and regularly serves on ABA site accreditation teams for the law schools throughout the country. She is on the Editorial Board of the Family Court Review. She received the University System of Maryland’s 2004 Award for Faculty Excellence and was the first recipient of the University of Baltimore’s Presidential Faculty Award in 2004.

Professor Murphy is the recipient of numerous other awards including the 2015 Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland’s 25th Anniversary Honoree Partner Award, the 2011 Maryland Legal Aid Centennial Champion of Human Rights and Justice, The Daily Record‘s 2004 Leadership in Law Award and the 2003 Benjamin L. Cardin Distinguished Service Award. In 1999, Murphy was named one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women, and, in 1996, received the law school’s Full-Time Faculty Outstanding Teaching Award.

Professor Murphy has lectured on comparative family law at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, the University of Sarajevo and Shandong University, China. In spring 2000, she was a visiting professor at the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri. Murphy is a member of the District of Columbia, Maryland, and New York bars.

Her recent publications include:

Moving Family Dispute Resolution from the Court System to the Community, 75 Md. L. Rev. Endnotes 11 (2016)(co-authored with Jana Singer)

Divorced from Reality: Rethinking Family Dispute Resolution (NYU Press 2015) (with Jana Singer).

The Role of Political and Social Movements on Women’s Entry into the Legal Profession in Maryland: 1902 – 1918, in Finding Justice (Thompson/UVA Press 2015).

Family Mediation Theory and Practice (co-author with Robert Rubinson) (Lexis/Nexis 2nd Edition 2015)

Revitalizing the Adversary System in Family Law, 78 U.Cin. L. Rev. 891 (2010)

Resolving Family Conflicts (co-editor with Jana Singer) (Ashgate 2008)

Legal Images of Fatherhood: Welfare Reform, Child Support Enforcement, and Fatherless Children, 81 Notre Dame L. Rev. 118 (2005)

You can find her SSRN page here.

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