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Michael Murphy

Clinical Supervisor and Lecturer, Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic

Michael Murphy

Michael Murphy is the Clinical Supervisor and Lecturer in Law of the Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic at the University of Pennsylvania Carey 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. Continue reading…

Working Papers

The Search for Clarity in Attorney’s Duty to Google, U of Penn Law School, Public Law Research Paper No. 20-30 (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)
  • Faculty Supervisor, Securities and Exchange Commission Externship
  • Faculty Supervisor, SeniorLaw Center Externship
  • Electronic Discovery and Digital Evidence (Thomas R. Kline School of Law)

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