Michael Murphy portrait

Michael Murphy

Adjunct Faculty
Degree
J.D., William Mitchell College of Law
M.A., University of Minnesota
B.A., St. Johns University

Michael E. Murphy retired in 2004 from the Faegre & Benson (now Faegre Baker Daniels) law firm in Minneapolis, where he was founder and senior partner of his firm's international business law practice. Before beginning his law career, Mr. Murphy taught in the English Departments at St. Olaf and Macalester Colleges. Mr. Murphy also studied French law and language at the Universite d'Aix-Marseilles.

Fall 2017 Courses

Fall 2017 Courses
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LAWS 866 - 01 Law in Literature - T - - - - - 1000 - 1155 MSL 459
CRN: 43166 Instructor: Michael E. Murphy This seminar will explore the law as a subject or theme in selected literary classics. Playwrights from Aristophanes to Robert Bolt (A Man for All Seasons) have used a court of law and the legal profession to help tell their timeless stories. Nineteenth-century novelists Charles Dickens and Fyodor Dostoevsky, and twentieth-century novelists Albert Camus (The Stranger) and Harper Lee (To Kill A Mockingbird) have used the law as a theme as well. The seminar will compare the civil and common law systems as reflected in literature and will examine the evolution of the jury. Students will work in teams to write and perform a one-act play based on subject matter studied in class..

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Spring 2018 Courses

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