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Tonia Hap Murphy

Teaching Professor

BIO

Tonia Murphy obtained her undergraduate degree in English from Notre Dame and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan. After practicing law with a large law firm in Indianapolis and working as an in-house lawyer at Eli Lilly and Company, Murphy joined the faculty at Notre Dame in 1992. She teaches the introductory Business Law course and a graduate course in Law for the Science/Engineering Entrepreneur. She serves as pre-law advisor for the College. Professor Murphy is a former Editor in Chief of the Journal of Legal Studies Education and a Staff Editor of the American Business Law Journal. She has published articles on electronic discovery, contract law, ethics, and pedagogy in legal studies courses. Murphy has earned national recognition for teaching and research. Most recently, her paper on covenants not to compete received the Jackson-Lewis LLP Award for the Outstanding Employment Law Paper at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. Murphy is a member (inactive) of the Indiana Bar.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

EDUCATION

TEACHING

  • Business Law Contracts and Agency
  • Business Law: Contracts and Agency
  • Business Law: Contracts and Agency

HOMEPAGE

PUBLICATIONS

"“Covenants Not to Compete in Employment Contracts: Worth a Closer Look in the Classroom,”," To appear in Journal of Legal Studies Education, 32, February, 2015, 45.

"Mandating Use of Predictive Coding in Electronic Discovery: An Ill-Advised Judicial Intrusion,"  The Computer and Internet Lawyer, 31, September, 2014, 1--25.

"Mandating Use of Predictive Coding in Electronic Discovery: An Ill-Advised Judicial Intrusion,"  American Business Law Journal, 50, August20, 2013, 609-657.

"Editor's Corner--Insights from the Arts,"  Journal of Legal Studies Education, 29, August, 2012, v-x.

"Nutrisoya v. Sunrich: Anatomy of a Sales Dispute,"  Journal of Leadership, Accountability, and Ethics, 9, May, 2012, 11-18.

"Editor's Corner--On Rigor and Brevity,"  Journal of Legal Studies Education, 29, February, 2012, v-ix.

"Editor's Corner -- Work of Consequence,"  Journal of Legal Studies Education, 28, July (3rd Quarter/Summer), 2011, v-viii .

"Editor's Corner -- Civility in the Classroom,"  Journal of Legal Studies Education, 28, January (1st Quarter/Winter)16, 2011, v-x.

"The Pope and Pay,"  Mendoza College "Asking More Commentary", October (4th Quarter/Autumn)19, 2009.

"Reneging: A Topic to Promote Engaging Discussions About Law and Ethics in a Business Law or Legal Environment Course,"  Journal of Legal Studies Education, 26, August31, 2009, 325-355.

"PowerPoint slides,"  Cheeseman's Business Law, 7th ed., February, 2009.

"Michael Novak's Business as a Calling as a Vehicle for Addressing Ethical and Policy Concerns in a Business Law Course,"  Journal of Legal Studies Education, 25, February22, 2008, 17-49.

Book Articles and Chapters

Book Review of "Why Don't Students Like School? A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom," by Daniel T. Willingham, Journal of Legal Studies Education (July (3rd Quarter/Summer)15, 2010).

PRESENTATIONS

Tonia Hap Murphy, Annual Meeting, Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Seattle, WA, "Covenants Not to Compete in Employment Contracts: Worth a Closer Look in the Classroom"," (August7, 2014).

Tonia Hap Murphy, Annual Meeting, Academy of Legal Studies Education, Kansas City, MO, "Mandating Use of Predictive Coding in Electronic Discovery: An Ill-Advised Judicial Intrusion," (August11, 2012).

Tonia Hap Murphy, Annual Meeting, Academy of Legal Studies in Business, New Orleans, LA, "Nutrisoya v. Sunrich: Anatomy of a Sales Dispute," (August12, 2011).

Tonia Hap Murphy, Joshua Perry, Jamie Prenkert, Jere Morehead, Linda Christiansen, Christina Benson, Annual Meeting, Academy of Legal Studies in Business, New Orleans, LA, "Business Education Under Attack: Can the Criticisms in Academically Adrift and Rethinking Undergraduate Business Education Be Addressed by Strong Business Law and Ethics Programs?" (August11, 2011).

Tonia Hap Murphy, Robert Sprague, Stephen Bretsen, Annual Meeting, Midwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Chicago, IL, "Getting Published," (March24, 2011).

Tonia Hap Murphy, Annual Meeting, Midwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Chicago, IL, "Nutrisoya v. Sunrich: Anatomy of a Dispute," (March24, 2011).

Tonia Hap Murphy, ChuSanRen Program, Notre Dame Center for U.S.-Japanese Business Studies, Notre Dame, IN, "The Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business in the United States," (June10, 2010).

Tonia Hap Murphy, ChuSanRen Program, Notre Dame Center for U.S.-Japanese Business Studies, Notre Dame, IN, "The Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business in the United States," (June11, 2009).

Tonia Hap Murphy, Annual Meeting, Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Long Beach, CA, "Reneging: A Topic to Promote Engaging Discussions About Law and Ethics in a Business Law or Legal Environment Course," (August15, 2008).

Tonia Hap Murphy, William J. McDevitt, James J. Jurinski, Business Education at Catholic Universities, Notre Dame, IN, "Teaching Business Law: Opportunities to Embrace the Catholic Mission," (June12, 2008).

Tonia Hap Murphy, ChuSanRen Program, Notre Dame Center for U.S.-Japanese Business Studies, Notre Dame, IN, "Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business in the United States," (June11, 2008).

Tonia Hap Murphy, Senior Transition Seminar, ND Senior Class, Alumni Assoc, Notre Dame, "Legal Tips for Renters," (February29, 2008).

Tonia Hap Murphy, ChuSanRen Program, Notre Dame Center for U.S.-Japanese Business Studies, Notre Dame, "Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business in the United States," (June14, 2007).

Tonia Hap Murphy, Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Meeting, St. Petersburg, FL, "Michael Novak's Business as a Calling as a Vehicle for Addressing Ethical and Policy Concerns in a Business Law Course," ( 2006).

Tonia Hap Murphy, ChuSanRen Program, ND Center for U.S.-Japanese Business Studies, Notre Dame, IN, "The Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business in the United States," (June11, 2006).