Brian Murray came to Temple University’s Beasley School of Law after practicing criminal defense at the Chester County Public Defender’s Office.  Prior to practicing as a public defender, Brian practiced employment law at Community Legal Services of Philadelphia (CLS), where he represented low-income clients in different venues in Philadelphia.

He is a graduate of Notre Dame Law School (J.D.), magna cum laude, where he received the inaugural Thomas L. Shaffer Public Interest Fellowship and the Harold Weber Academic Legal Writing Award.  While at Notre Dame, Brian served as the Executive Articles Editor of the Notre Dame Law Review.  Prior to studying law, Brian attended Villanova University, where he graduated summa cum laude.

Brian’s scholarly interests include criminal law and constitutional criminal procedure, employment discrimination, the First Amendment, and professional responsibility.  He is also interested in exploring the intersection of employment law and criminal law as it relates to his prior practice as a legal aid attorney and public defender.  Brian has published three articles, including in Confronting Religion: Veiled Muslim Witness and the Confrontation Clause, 85 Notre Dame Law Review 1727 (2010) and The Elephant in HosannaTabor, 10 Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy 493 (2012).


J.D. (magna cum laude), University of Notre Dame Law School
B.A. (summa cum laude), Villanova University

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