Kali Murray

Associate Professor of Law


    • Phone: (414) 288-5486
    • Location: Room 253E
    • Hours: Tuesday, 11:30-4
  • Areas Of Law: Intellectual Property, International Intellectual Property
  • Professional Memberships:
    Maryland District of Columbia
  • Other Courses Taught:
    Patent Law Property Advanced Property International Intellectual Property Administrative Law


Professor Kali Murray is an Associate Professor of Law at Marquette University Law School and a member of its Intellectual Property Program.

Professor Murray's research agenda is focused on the "politics of participation" in a variety of different fields, including patent and property law. In patent law, she has focused on a range of issues related to the "politics" of patent law, including the standing of public interest groups to participate in patent decision-making, the historical evolution of a "public interest" doctrinal principle in patent law, and the emergence of a heterogeneous policy environment in patent administrative law. She has published a book, The Politics of Patent Law: Crafting the Participatory Patent Bargain, as a part of the Routledge Research Series in Intellectual Property Law (http://www.routledge.com/catalogs/routledge_research_in_law/1/11/). Recently, she submitted a series of amicus briefs in the Supreme Court's review of genetic patent information.

In property law, she is focused on the impact of race, ethnicity and culture in the development of property law. Recently, in 2010, she served as the past chair for the Property Section of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) and the Board of Directors for the Association for Law, Society and Property. She is co-author (with Alfred Brophy and Alberto Lopez) of a casebook, Integrating Spaces: Cases and Materials on Race and Property Law.

Before coming to Marquette, Professor Murray joined the University of Mississippi School of Law, after engaging in private practice for four years with the law firm of Venable, LLP in Washington, D.C., as a patent litigator with a focus on pharmaceutical patent litigation. Professor Murray also served as a federal judicial clerk for the Honorable Catherine C. Blake of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Maryland in Baltimore, Maryland.

Professor Murray holds a B.A., summa cum laude, from Johns Hopkins University, and M.A. in History from Johns Hopkins University, where her research focus, was on the formation of African-American political identity in the early national period. She received her J.D. from Duke University School of Law and was the Spring Symposium Editor for the Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum.

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