Associate Professor of Law
Justin Murray joined New York Law School as an Associate Professor of Law in 2019. He teaches criminal law, criminal procedure, and constitutional law and co-teaches race, bias, and advocacy. His scholarship focuses on prosecutorial discretion and ethics and on strategies for preventing and penalizing illegal conduct on the part of prosecutors and other criminal justice actors. Professor Murray’s academic work has been published in a number of law journals, including the Harvard Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, and the Fordham Law Review.
Professor Murray began his career as a clerk on the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. After that, he spent four years as an appellate lawyer at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, followed by a year at the Consumer Fraud Bureau of the Illinois Attorney General’s Office. He then left legal practice to serve as a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, where he taught legal research and writing, before joining NYLS’s faculty.
Professor Murray lives in New Jersey with his wife, Dr. Sarah Murray, and their three children, David, Katelyn, and Luke.