Erin Murphy is a Professor at NYU School of Law, where she teaches criminal law and procedure, evidence, forensic evidence, and professional responsibility in the criminal context. Her research focuses on technology and forensic evidence in the criminal justice system, and she is a nationally-recognized expert in forensic DNA typing. Her work has been cited multiple times by the Supreme Court.
Murphy is the author of Inside the Cell: The Dark Side of Forensic DNA, a co-editor of the Modern Scientific Evidence treatise, and she also serves as the Associate Reporter for the American Law Institute's project to revise Article 213 of the Model Penal Code. She has translated her scholarly writing for more popular audiences by publishing in Scientific American, the New York Times, USA Today, Slate, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the Huffington Post, and has offered commentary for numerous media outlets, including NPR, CNN, MSNBC, and NBC Nightly News.
A proud recipient of the 2012 Podell Distinguished Teaching Award, Murphy joined the NYU faculty after five years at UC Berkeley School of Law. Prior to that, Murphy spent five years as an attorney with the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia and one year clerking for Judge Merrick B. Garland on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit. She graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College, class of 1995, and Harvard Law School, class of 1999.