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William L. Murphy, J.D.

Assistant Professor
Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, and Homeland Security
J.D., Touro College, Jacob D. Duchsberg Law Center

Mr. Murphy comes to St. John’s University as a full-time Assistant Professor in the Division of Criminal Justice, Legal Studies, and Homeland Security. He earned his J.D. degree from the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center. Mr. Murphy comes to the College of Professional Studies after serving as an Adjunct Professor and Career and Internship Advisor. In 2016, he was awarded the Legal Society Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his leadership, service, and dedication to the students of the legal studies program. Prior to joining St. John’s, Mr. Murphy enjoyed successful careers in both the legal and political fields. As a practicing attorney, he represented both employers and employees in all aspects of labor and employment litigation, from inception through trial, before starting his own practice focused primarily on criminal defense and insurance disputes. His research and scholarly interests include under-explored issues in labor and employment law, tension between emerging technology and established criminal procedure precedent, and the evolution of law practice.