William L. Murphy, Esq.

Assistant Professor
Criminal Justice, Legal Studies and Homeland Security
William Murphy serves 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. Professor 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 University, 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.

Teaching Interests

Employment Law Criminal Procedure Litigation Practice Legal Research and Writing

Research Interests

Title VII Fair Labor Standards Act Family and Medical Leave Act Fourth Amendment Law Office Management

Courses Taught

LES
1004
LITIGATION PRACTICE (CIVIL)
LES
1102
LEGAL RESEARCH & WRITING II