Arthur W. Murphy

Joseph Solomon Professor Emeritus in Wills, Trusts, and Estates

Arthur W. Murphy

Arthur W.
Murphy
Joseph Solomon Professor Emeritus in Wills, Trusts, and Estates

Arthur W. Murphy was the Joseph Solomon Emeritus in Wills, Trusts, and Estates at Columbia Law School. He joined the Law School’s faculty in 1963, where he taught courses in legal methods, trusts and estates, and administrative law. For several years, Murphy was a litigator for various entities, including the civil division of the Department of Justice and in private practice. In 1969, Murphy received a Ford Foundation grant that allowed him to serve as a visiting professor at the University of Delhi to improve legal education in India.

He has been a member of several organizations focused on science and the law, including the atomic safety and licensing board of the Atomic Energy Commission, the New York State Atomic and Space Development Authority, and the Presidential Commission on Catastrophic Nuclear Accidents. Additionally he has published various articles on legal methods and nuclear power.

Murphy received his LL.B. at Columbia Law School, where he was articles editor of the Columbia Law Review. He received his A.B. at Harvard University.

The Law School mourned the loss of Murphy when he died in January 2016.

 

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