Mendoza School of Business


Tonia Murphy

Teaching Professor
Accountancy
 574-631-9022
  249 Mendoza College of Business
  • Biography
  • Background
  • Publications
  • Books
  • Presentations
  • Awards

Tonia Murphy obtained her undergraduate degree in English from Notre Dame and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan. After practicing law with a large law firm in Indianapolis and working as an in-house lawyer at Eli Lilly and Company, Murphy joined the faculty at Notre Dame in 1992. She teaches the introductory Business Law course and serves as pre-law advisor for the College.

Professor Murphy is a former Editor in Chief of the Journal of Legal Studies Education and a Staff Editor of the American Business Law Journal. She has published articles on free speech, electronic discovery, contract law, ethics, and pedagogy in legal studies courses. Murphy has earned national recognition for teaching and research, including three Hoeber Memorial Awards for Best Article in the Journal of Legal Studies Education. Murphy is a member (inactive) of the Indiana Bar.

Education
BA, University of Notre Dame
JD, University of Michigan

Areas of Expertise
Business Law

Editorial Boards
Associate Editor
American Business Law Journal
August, 2013

Senior Editor
Journal of Legal Studies Education
August 1, 2012

Editor in Chief
Journal of Legal Studies Education
August 1, 2010 - August 1, 2012

Editorial Board Member
Journal of Legal Studies Education
August, 2006 - August, 2010

Teaching
Business Law: Contracts and Agency
"The Right of Publicity: Worth a Closer Look in the Classroom", Journal of Legal Studies Education, 36 - Accepted (awaiting publication)




"On Great Teachers", Journal of Legal Studies Education, 32, 2015

"Mandating Use of Predictive Coding in Electronic Discovery: An Ill-Advised Judicial Intrusion", The Computer and Internet Lawyer, 31, 2014


"Editor's Corner--Insights from the Arts", Journal of Legal Studies Education, 29, 2012

"Nutrisoya v. Sunrich: Anatomy of a Sales Dispute", Journal of Leadership, Accountability, and Ethics, 9, 2012

"Editor's Corner--On Rigor and Brevity", Journal of Legal Studies Education, 29, 2012

"Editor's Corner -- Work of Consequence", Journal of Legal Studies Education, 28, 2011

"Editor's Corner -- Civility in the Classroom", Journal of Legal Studies Education, 28, 2011

"The Pope and Pay", Mendoza College "Asking More Commentary", 2009


"PowerPoint slides", Cheeseman's Business Law, 7th ed., 2009

"Michael Novak's Business as a Calling as a Vehicle for Addressing Ethical and Policy Concerns in a Business Law Course", Journal of Legal Studies Education, 25, 2008

"Book Review of Why Don't Students Like School? A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What It Means for the Classroom, by Daniel T. Willingham", Journal of Legal Studies Education, 27, 2010

"Fostering Civic Knowledge in Introductory Business Law and Legal Environment Courses : A Closer Look at Freedom of Speech", Academy of Legal Studies in Business, 2018
"Legal Protections for Product Innovation", Innovative Products Marketing course, 2017
"Scholarship and Reviewing Best Practices", Academy of Legal Studies in Business , 2016
"So You Want to Go to Law School?", Annual Meeting, 2015
"Covenants Not to Compete in Employment Contracts: Worth a Closer Look in the Classroom", Annual Meeting, 2014
"Mandating Use of Predictive Coding in Electronic Discovery: An Ill-Advised Judicial Intrusion", Annual Meeting, 2012
"Nutrisoya v. Sunrich: Anatomy of a Sales Dispute", Annual Meeting, 2011
"Business Education Under Attack: Can the Criticisms in Academically Adrift and Rethinking Undergraduate Business Education Be Addressed by Strong Business Law and Ethics Programs?", Annual Meeting, 2011
"Getting Published", Annual Meeting, 2011
"Nutrisoya v. Sunrich: Anatomy of a Dispute", Annual Meeting, 2011
"The Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business in the United States", ChuSanRen Program, 2010
"The Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business in the United States", ChuSanRen Program, 2009
"Reneging: A Topic to Promote Engaging Discussions About Law and Ethics in a Business Law or Legal Environment Course", Annual Meeting, 2008
"Teaching Business Law: Opportunities to Embrace the Catholic Mission", Business Education at Catholic Universities, 2008
"Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business in the United States", ChuSanRen Program, 2008
"Legal Tips for Renters", Senior Transition Seminar, 2008
"Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business in the United States", ChuSanRen Program, 2007
"Michael Novak's Business as a Calling as a Vehicle for Addressing Ethical and Policy Concerns in a Business Law Course", Academy of Legal Studies in Business Annual Meeting, 2006
"The Legal and Regulatory Environment of Business in the United States", ChuSanRen Program, 2006
"Ralph C. Hoeber Memorial Award for the Outstanding Article", Academy of Legal Studies in Business, 2017

"Ralph C. Hoeber Memorial Award for the Outstanding Article", Academy of Legal Studies in Business, 2015

"Jackson Lewis LLP Award for the Outstanding Employment Law Paper", Academy of Legal Studies in Business, 2014

"Finalist, Charles M. Hewitt Master Teacher Competition", Academy of Legal Studies in Business, 2011

"Ralph C. Hoeber Memorial Award for the Outstanding Article", Academy of Legal Studies in Business, 2009