Michael Murray


Associate Professor of Law
CV SSRN Bio ValpoScholar


J.D., Columbia Law School (1990)
B.A., Loyola University (Maryland) (1987)
Graduate Certificate (Chinese and Modern Chinese History), Fudan University, Shanghai, China (1986)

Courses Taught

Art Law
Civil Procedure
First Amendment and Censorship
Legal Profession (Professional Responsibility)
Legal Research and Writing
Legal Writing and Reasoning

Representative Scholarship

ART LAW: CASES AND MATERIALS (Aspen rev. ed. 2010) (with DuBoff and Burr).

ADVANCED LEGAL WRITING AND ORAL ADVOCACY: TRIALS, APPEALS, AND MOOT COURT (Interactive Text) (Foundation Press, second edition forthcoming Dec. 2013) (with DeSanctis).

LEGAL RESEARCH METHODS (Interactive Text) (Foundation Press, third edition forthcoming 2014) (with DeSanctis).

LEGAL WRITING AND ANALYSIS (Interactive Text) (Foundation Press, third edition forthcoming 2014) (with DeSanctis).

The Promise of Parentheticals: An Empirical Study of the Use of Parentheticals in Federal Appellate Briefs, 10 Legal Comm. & Rhetoric: JALWD 229 (2013).

DIOS MIO: The KISS Principle of the Ethical Approach to Copyright and Right of Publicity Law, 14 Minn. J. Law, Sci. & Tech. 89 (2013).

For the Love of Parentheticals – The Story of Parenthetical Usage in Synthesis, Rhetoric, Economics, and Narrative Reasoning, 38 U. Dayton L. Rev. 174 (2012).

After the Great Recession: Law and Economics’ Topics of Invention and Arrangement and Tropes of Style, 58 Loy. L. Rev. 897 (Winter 2012).

The Great Recession and the Rhetorical Canons of Law and Economics, 58 Loy. L. Rev. 615 (Fall 2012).

The Ethics of Intellectual Property: An Ethical Approach to Copyright and Right of Publicity Law, Ethics CORE Encyclopedia, National Center for Professional & Research Ethics (2012).

What is Transformative? An Explanatory Synthesis of the Convergence of Transformation and Predominant Purpose in Copyright Fair Use Law,  11 Chic.-Kent J. Intell. Prop. 260 (2012).

Rule Synthesis and Explanatory Synthesis: A Socratic Dialogue Between IREAC and TREAT, 8 Legal Comm. & Rhetoric: JALWD 217 (2011).

Honors and Professional Activities

American Association of Law Schools, sections on Art Law
Intellectual Property; Legal Research, Writing, and Reasoning
Conflicts of Law. Member
Legal Writing Institute. Member