Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Professional Responsibility, Introduction to Lawyering
Professor Brian Murray researches and teaches in the areas of criminal law, criminal
procedure, punishment theory, expungement, collateral consequences, jurisprudence,
and professional responsibility.
Prior to joining the faculty at Seton Hall Law, Professor Murray was a fellow at the
Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice at the University of Pennsylvania
Law School. He also was an Abraham L. Freedman Fellow at Temple University, Beasley
School of Law, where he also earned an L.L.M. in Legal Education. He also served as
an Assistant Public Defender at the Chester County Public Defender’s Office in Pennsylvania
and a staff attorney at Community Legal Services of Philadelphia.
He received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Notre Dame Law School, where he served as the Executive Articles Editor of
the Notre Dame Law Review. He earned his B.A., summa cum laude, from Villanova University.
His scholarship focuses on issues relating to the administration of the criminal law,
including the exercise of prosecutorial discretion, the effect of collateral consequences
on reentry, expungement reform, punishment theory, and professional responsibility
in the criminal justice system. His articles have been published in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Notre Dame Law Review, Iowa Law Review, University of Miami Law Review, University of Richmond Law Review, and the Fordham Law Review.