Ellen Murphy

Ellen Murphy

Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives
Professor of Practice

Ellen teaches legal ethics, including traditional Professional Responsibility courses for JD students and Unauthorized Practice of Law courses for nonlawyer professionals. She is a co-author on several legal ethics texts, including Professional Responsibility: A Contemporary Approach; Legal Ethics for the Real World—Building Skills Through Case Study; and Unauthorized Practice of Law for Nonlawyers. Ellen is active with the NC State Bar, currently serving as a voting Advisory Member to the Ethics Committee and previously on the Task Force to Review the NC Lawyer Advertising Rules.

Ellen started teaching online in 2009 and has extensive eLearning experience, having been a student, teacher, administrator, trainer, and education consultant in synchronous, asynchronous, blended, and flipped classrooms. She served for four years as the law school's first Assistant Dean of Instructional Technologies & Design.

Ellen currently serves as Wake Forest Law's Associate Dean of Strategic Initiatives and was the chief architect of the school's online Master of Studies in Law, a program for working professionals. Prior to joining Wake Forest Law, Ellen was as a United States federal appeals court clerk, a corporate lawyer, and the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Lawyer Assistance Program.
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Education

  • MEd in Instructional Technology, North Carolina State University, 2014
  • JD, Wake Forest University School of Law, 2002
  • BS, North Carolina State University, 1998
Ellen Murphy
Contact Information
 336.758.4281

Worrell 3347
Expertise
  • Law & Technology
  • Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility