Professor Brian Murray has a wealth of legal practice experience, having 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. Professor Murray was an Abraham L. Freedman Fellow at Temple University, Beasley School of Law, where he also earned an L.L.M. in Legal Education. Most recently, Professor Murray was a fellow at the Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
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 forces and dynamics that shape plea-bargaining, the effect of collateral consequences on reentry, and professional responsibility in the criminal justice system. Professor Murray's articles have been published in the University of Richmond Law Review, Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Harvard Law and Policy Review, Southern Methodist University Law Review, and the Fordham Law Review.
Are Collateral Consequences Deserved?, 95 Notre Dame L. Rev. (forthcoming 2020)
Retributivist Reform of Collateral Consequences, 52 Conn. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2020)
Unstitching Scarlet Letters? Prosecutorial Discretion and Expungement, 86 Fordham L. Rev. 2821 (2018)
A New Era for Expungement Law Reform? Recent Developments at the State and Federal Levels, 10 Harv. L. & Pol’y Rev. 361 (2016) (cited in amicus brief to the Supreme Court of the United States for Doe v. United States)
Prosecutorial Responsibility and Collateral Consequences, 12 Stan. J. C.R. & C.L. 213 (2016)
A Tale of Two Inquiries: The Ministerial Exception After Hosanna-Tabor, 68 SMU L. Rev. 1123 (2015)
Beyond the Right to Counsel: Increasing Notice of Collateral Consequences, 49 U. Rich. L. Rev. 1139 (2015)
Chicken Soup for the Legal Soul: The Jurisprudence of Saint Thomas More, 51 J. Cath. Legal Stud. 145 (2012)
The Elephant in Hosanna-Tabor, 10 Geo. J. L. Pub. Pol’y 493 (2012)
Confronting Religion: Veiled Muslim Witnesses and the Confrontation Clause, 85 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1727 (2010) (Note)
Full list of presentations available in Curriculum Vitae
Are Collateral Consequences Deserved?, Presenter, Retributivism and the New Penology Panel, Law and Society Association Annual Conference (May 2019)
Are Collateral Consequences Deserved?, Presenter, Junior Scholars Colloquium, The Federalist Society (June 2019)
NJPAC True Diversity Screening: Lost for Life, Panelist (February 2019 ) (discussing developments in law relating to juvenile life without parole)
Retributivist Reform of Collateral Consequences, Presenter, Crimfest 2019, Brooklyn Law School (July 2019)
First (Tort) Principles and Absolute Prosecutorial Immunity, Presenter, Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice, Advisory Board Meeting (October 2017)