Professor Ellen Murphy (JD ’02) co-authors interactive casebook on professionalism

Photo of Wake Forest Law Assistant Dean of Instructional Technologies and Design Ellen Murphy (JD '02) outside the Worrell Professional Center

Assistant Dean of Instructional Technologies and Design Ellen Murphy (JD '02)

Assistant Dean of Instructional Technologies and Design Ellen Murphy (JD ’02), director of the Master of Studies in Law degree program, has co-authored the textbook, “Professional Responsibility: A Contemporary Approach (3d),” part of a West Academic Publishing Interactive Casebook series.

The textbook offers a comprehensive and engaging treatment of the law and ethics of lawyers’ work, with a focus on professionalism.

Professor Murphy’s co-authors include Professors Russell G. Pearce, of Fordham Law; Renee Newman Knake, of Houston Law Center; Bruce A. Green, of Fordham Law; Peter A. Joy, of Washington Law; Sung Hui Kim, UCLA Law; and Laurel S. Terry, of Penn State Law.

The textbook, available in print and online, will be published in April and ready for Summer and Fall 2017 courses.

A former corporate lawyer and non-profit director, Professor Murphy has extensive eLearning experience and has been a virtual student, teacher, administrator, trainer and education consultant, including in synchronous, asynchronous, blended and flipped classrooms.  Her work includes curriculum creation and design, graduate law program development, and teaching across platforms, as well as face-to-face using web-supported tools.  She developed the first course for graduate legal programs on contemporary ethical questions in the practice of law and the comparative issues in other professions.