Professor Murphy is a Georgetown Law graduate and partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP who specializes in appellate law. She has argued in the Supreme Court and most of the federal courts of appeals and has briefed dozens of federal and state appeals. Professor Murphy clerked for Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., of the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge Diane S. Sykes of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals; between clerkships, she served as a Bristow Fellow in the Office of the Solicitor General.