Wendy Murphy

Wendy Murphy

Adjunct Professor of Sexual Violence Law, New England Law | Boston

Wendy Murphy is adjunct professor of sexual violence law at New England Law|Boston where she has taught for fifteen years. Her litigation work specializes in the representation of crime victims, women and children.She has developed and directs several projects in conjunction with the school's Center for Law and Social Responsibility. The Judicial Language Project began in 2005 and involves law students using socio-linguistic research to critique harmful language used in law and society to describe violence against women and children. The Sexual Violence Legal News Project distributes appellate decisions of note to increase understanding among lay audiences and explain the likely impact and real world consequences of a court's ruling. The JD/PhD project is a multidisciplinary program where a JD student is teamed up with a PhD student to work across disciplines and produce a written critique that expresses the scientific and legal value of new research related to interpersonal violence. The team analyzes methodological reliability for the purpose of expediting or preventing its delivery into law, legal policy and human behavior.