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Michael Murphy

Clinical Supervisor and Lecturer

Michael Murphy

Michael Murphy is the Clinical Supervisor and Lecturer in Law of the Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He teaches students how to provide transactional legal services to entrepreneurs, using a unique perspective based on his experience working as an attorney for a large law firm, a startup, and a publicly traded corporation.
Before joining Penn Law, Michael was an in-house attorney at SEI Investments Company,
where he was responsible for the negotiation of outsourcing agreements for SEI’s technology platform. Continue reading…


  • Law and Technology
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Transactional Law
  • Clinical Education
  • Business Law
  • Contracts
  • Emerging Businesses
  • Start-Up Ventures

Working Papers

The Search for Clarity in an Attorney’s Duty to Google (forthcoming)
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Research Areas

  • Transactional legal practice and theory
  • Legal ethics
  • Law and technology


Penn Law - Supervisor and Lecturer, Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic (2018- )

Thomas R. Kline School of Law, Drexel University - Adjunct Professor (2014-2018)

SEI Investments Company - Attorney (2016-2018)

BrainDo Interactive Consulting - General Counsel (2015-2016)

Blank Rome, LLP - Associate (2007-2015)

Clerk, Pennsylvania Supreme Court (2006-2007)

Professional Activities

Chair of “The Dude Hates Cancer” nationwide annual charity bowling tournament (, benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, which has raised over $660,000 to fight blood cancers. (2014- )


  • Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic (Penn Law)
  • Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence (Thomas R. Kline School of Law)

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