Justin Murray Joins NYLS’s Faculty

Professor Murray, a Criminal Law Expert, Is a 2018­–19 Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School

New York, NY (May 1, 2019) – Justin Murray, currently a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, will join New York Law School as an Associate Professor of Law. His appointment takes effect July 1, 2019.

Professor Murray will teach criminal law courses at NYLS. His scholarship focuses on criminal procedure, appellate remedies, and post-conviction litigation, with particular attention to prosecutorial misconduct, the right to counsel, and expressive conceptions of legal harm. Professor Murray has been published in scholarly journals, most recently in the Harvard Law Review and the University of Pennsylvania Law Review (forthcoming).

“We are so pleased to welcome Professor Murray to New York Law School,” said NYLS Dean and President Anthony W. Crowell. “He will enhance the School’s academic profile and its position as a renowned leader in public interest and criminal justice. His expertise and scholarship align perfectly with our recent public interest initiatives, including the launch of our Social Justice Hub.”

Professor Murray began his legal 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. He then spent four years as an appellate lawyer in the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, which provides advocacy and representation to indigent adults and children. Following that role, he served in the Consumer Fraud Bureau of the Illinois Attorney General’s Office, which protects consumers and businesses victimized by fraud, deception, and unfair business practices. He has taught at Harvard Law School since 2017.

He received his J.D. magna cum laude from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he was an Executive Articles Editor for the Georgetown Law Journal. He received his A.B. in Government from Harvard University, where he graduated magna cum laude and was awarded the Eric Firth Prize for the best thesis on the ideals of democracy.