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Melissa Murray

Frederick I. and Grace Stokes Professor of Law, NYU School of Law

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Melissa Murray is a Frederick I. and Grace Stokes Professor of Law at the NYU School of Law and Faculty Director of the Birnbaum Women's Leadership Network. She teaches courses on family law, constitutional law, criminal law, reproductive rights and justice, and feminist legal theory. She is a co-author of “Cases and Materials on Reproductive Rights and Justice." A member of the American Law Institute, in 2017, Murray was appointed to the ACS board of directors. Murray received her J.D. from Yale Law School and was a NAACP-LDF/Shearman & Sterling Scholar. She clerked for Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, then of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

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Social Justice

Post-Roe America: Live Slate.com "Amicus" Podcast Recording

Crosscut Festival 2022
Wed May 4, 2022 | 3:00pm

In a recent leak of an upcoming Supreme Court ruling, the justices appear poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, siding with the anti-abortion movement. We'll turn to some of the most informed and respected voices on the law and the courts to talk about what a post-Roe America will look like and what it portends about a court willing to take on the most divisive issue in generations. WATCH NOW

Featuring: Dahlia Lithwick, Susan Matthews, Melissa Murray, Jessica Bruder

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