John Francis Murphy

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Title: Law Educator, Consultant
Company: Villanova University
Location: West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

John Francis Murphy, Law Educator and Consultant, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Higher Education.

Having held the title of professor emeritus with Villanova University since 2014, Mr. Murphy reflects on striving throughout his career to be a good lawyer. Once in academia, he always did his best in teaching and writing for his field, and is still asked to contribute to legal literature from time to time. Mr. Murphy is currently working on a commentary on the statement on humanitarian intervention, and in 2017 he was asked to write an article for the 50th anniversary issue of International Lawyer, a publication by the American Bar Association, titled “Primary National Security Threats facing the US.” In 2015 he wrote “Luck of the Irish, A Memoir” which is available on Amazon. Mr. Murphy feels that he has been very fortunate.

Mr. Murphy is a Marquis Who’s Who Industry Expert and recipient of a Marquis Who’s Who Humanitarian Award as well as an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. He has appeared in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Education, Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in the East, and Who’s Who in the World. An alumnus of Cornell University, he fondly recalls the year that he spent working for the government of India as an Africa-Asia Public Service Fellow and part of a Ford Foundation program.  In 1962, Mr. Murphy received a LLB in international affairs from Cornell, and after India he became a practicing attorney in New York and Washington DC. In 1969, he entered teaching with the University of Kansas, ultimately becoming associate dean of its School of Law for two years.

Mr. Murphy joined Villanova as a visiting professor in 1983, and has also taught with Haifa University, Louisiana State University, and San Diego University in locations around the world. He was named the Charles H. Stockton Professor of International Law with the U.S. Naval War College for two years, and remains on the college’s International Law Studies editorial board. Mr. Murphy is the recipient of a 2011 Louis B. Sohn Award for Distinguished Long-standing Contributions to the Field of Public International Law from the American Bar Association, and a 1992 Certificate of Merit from the American Society of International Law.

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