Professor Richard Murphy
|AT&T Professor of Law, 2009
(806) 742-3990 x320
Admitted to practice in Minnesota.
B.A., Carleton College, 1987, magna cum laude
J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, 1995, summa cum laude
Administrative Law, Antitrust, Civil Procedure, Federal Courts, Energy Law, Telecommunications
After graduating from law school, Professor Murphy had the great good fortune to clerk for the Honorable Stephen S. Trott of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He then returned to Minneapolis, where he worked as a litigation associate at the firm of Dorsey & Whitney. In 2000, he leaped across the Mississippi River to St. Paul to begin teaching at William Mitchell College of Law. He has also taught as a visiting professor at the law schools of University of Idaho, Seton Hall, and Lewis & Clark.
The primary focus of Murphy's scholarly writing has been administrative law. He is a co-editor of an administrative law casebook and also a member of the Governing Council of the ABA's Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Section.
Articles & Essays:
Chenery Unmasked: Reasonable Limits on the Duty to Give Reasons, 80 Univ. of Cincinnati L. Rev. (forthcoming, 2012).
The Evolution of Law and Policy for CIA Targeted Killing, 5 Journal of National Security Law and Policy 439 (2012) (with Afsheen Radsan).
Politicized Judicial Review of Administrative Law: Three Improbable Responses, 19 George Mason L. Rev. 319 (2012). (with Sidney Shapiro).
Measure Twice, Kill Once: Higher Care of CIA Targeted Killing, 2011 University of Illinois Law Rev. 1201 (with Afsheen Radsan)
Legal Evolution for Targeted Killing By Drone, 37 WMCL Law. Rev. 5062 (2011).
Politics and Policy Change in American Administrative Law, 28 Windsor Yearbook of Access to Justice 325 (2010)
Due Process and Targeted Killing of Terrorists, 31 Cardozo L. Rev. 405 (2009) (with Afsheen John Radsan)
Eight Things Americans Can't Figure Out About Administrative Law, 61 Admin. L. Rev. 5 (special edition) (2009) (with Sidney Shapiro)
Abandoning Standing: Trading a Rule of Access for a Rule of Deference, 60 Admin. L. Rev. 943 (2008)
The Brand X Constitution, 2007 B.Y.U. L. Rev. 1247
Hunters for Administrative Common Law, 58 Admin L. Rev. 917 (2006)
NeuroCongress, 37 Seton Hall L. Rev. 221 (2006)
Judicial Review, Agency Commitment, and the Force of Law, 66 Ohio State L.J. 1013 (2005)
The Limits of Legislative Control Over the Hard Look, 56 Admin. L. Rev. 1125 (2004)
A "New" Counter-Marbury: Reconciling Skidmore Deference and Agency Interpretive Freedom, 56 Admin. L. Rev. 1 (2004)
Separation of Powers and the Horizontal Force of Precedent, 78 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1075 (2003)
Punitive Damages, Explanatory Verdicts, and the Hard Look, 76 Wash. L. Rev. 995 (2001)
Superbifurcation: Making Room for the State in the Punitive Damages Process, 76 North Carolina L. Rev. 463 (1998)
Book Review, 13 Constitutional Commentary 330 (1996) (review of Martin H. Redish, The Constitution As Political Structure (1995))
Note, Can They Do That? Due Process and Article III Problems of Proposed Findings of Criminal Contempt in Bankruptcy Court, 78 Minn. L. Rev. 1607 (1994)
Books and Book Chapters:
Charles H. Koch, Jr., William Jordan, III, & Richard Murphy, eds., Administrative Law: Cases and Materials (LexisNexis/Matthew Bender, 6th ed. 2010)
Charles H. Koch, Jr., William Jordan, III, & Richard Murphy, eds., Administrative Law: Cases And Materials (LexisNexis/Matthew Bender, 5th ed. 2006)
Judicial Review, in Developments in Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice 2007-2008 (J. Lubbers, ed., 2010) (with Kathryn Watts)
Judicial Review, in Developments In Administrative Law And Regulatory Practice 2006-2007 (J. Lubbers, ed., 2009) (with Kathryn Watts)
Judicial Review, in Developments In Administrative Law And Regulatory Practice 2006-2007 (J. Lubbers, ed., 2008) (with Kathryn Watts)
Judicial Review, in Developments In Administrative Law And Regulatory Practice 2005-2006 (J. Lubbers, ed., 2007) (with Keith Rizzardi)
Judicial Review, in Developments In Administrative Law And Regulatory Practice 2004-2005 (J. Lubbers, ed., 2006) (with Lisa Schultz Bressman and Keith Rizzardi
Judicial Review, in Developments In Administrative Law And Regulatory Practice 2003-2004 (J. Lubbers, ed., 2005)