Shelley Murphey

Murphey, Shelley

Research Associate

Phone: (312) 503-1996

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Shelley Murphy is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School and former clerk to Judge Richard Posner on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Her research focuses on civil procedure and judicial politics, and she is scheduled to complete a PhD from the University of Colorado–Boulder in late 2010.

Areas of Expertise

  • Judicial Politics
  • Civil Procedure


  • BS, University Of Arizona–Tucson
  • JD, University of Chicago
  • PhD candidate, University of Colorado, Boulder

Prior Appointments

  • Visiting Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Graduate Student Instructor, 2006-2008, University of Colorado–Boulder
  • Associate, 2003-2005, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP (Los Angeles)
  • Law Clerk, 2002-2003, Hon. Richard A. Posner, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit