Murphy has taught at UB Law since 1988, when she joined the faculty to work in the clinical law program, which had recently launched. She helped found the Family Law Clinic and was instrumental in shaping the clinical program as a whole.
Among her many awards and accolades, Murphy was recognized in 2018 for her work with juvenile lifers with the Alan J. Davis award and the Herbert S. Garten Special Project Award. She has also received 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.
The awards celebration for Murphy and the other winners — who include alumna Gustava Taler, J.D. ’94 , chief operating officer of Maryland Legal Aid; Jay A. Perman, M.D., chancellor of the University System of Maryland, and Robert K. Hur, U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland — will take place at the Grand Lodge in Hunt Valley on Tuesday, March 24. Tickets are available here.