Ciara Murphy Bio
Ciara Murphy, LLM '12, is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin where she received an LLB, first class honors, in Law and French (2008) and was elected a Scholar of the College. She holds an LLM, mention très bien, in European Union Law from the College of Europe, Bruges (2009), and a Diploma from Sciences-Po, Paris (Erasmus, 2007). Murphy is a recipient of the Michigan Law Grotius Fellowship.
Prior to coming to Michigan Law, Murphy worked for two years as a teaching assistant on the graduate program at the College of Europe in Belgium. In addition to teaching classes on EU Internal Market and Institutional Law, she was the assistant for a number of seminars, including EU Justice and Home Affairs and EU Social Law and Policy, and coached a team for the René Cassin moot court on the European Convention of Human Rights. Previously, she was summer intern at the Cour de cassation, the highest French court on civil and criminal matters, in Paris.
Murphy's areas of interest include constitutional law, human rights, and the relationship between national, European and international law. She recently published an article in the European Law Review ("An Effective Right to Cross-border Healthcare? On Patients, Primacy and Procedural Autonomy" 36(4) European Law Review 540(2011)) and has published a paper in the Trinity College Law Review on the "responsibility to protect" in international law. She regularly contributes case notes on judgments of the European Court of Justice to the Revue du droit de l’Union européenne.