Emily Murphy is a litigator in the Los Angeles office of Munger, Tolles & Olson.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Murphy clerked for Judge Richard A. Paez of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She also worked as a law clerk in the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of California.
Ms. Murphy received her J.D. from Stanford Law School. While in law school, Ms. Murphy worked at the Mills Legal Clinic Three Strikes Project, where she filed a habeas petition on behalf of a non-violent third striker serving a 27-to-life sentence and assisted in the drafting of Proposition 36, approved by California voters in November 2012. Her client was released from prison under Proposition 36 in March 2013.
Ms. Murphy holds a Ph.D. in behavioral neuroscience from the University of Cambridge and earned her A.B., magna cum laude, in psychology/mind, brain, behavior from Harvard University. Prior to law school, Ms. Murphy was a research fellow and lecturer at Stanford Law School’s Center for Law and the Biosciences and a postdoctoral fellow on the MacArthur Foundation’s Law and Neurosicence Project. She has published extensively in scientific, legal, and interdisciplinary journals, most recently on issues at the intersection of neuroscience and law.