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Sean D. MURPHY is the Patricia Roberts Harris Research Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C., and a Member of the U.N. International Law Commission.
Professor Murphy received his B.A. from Catholic University of America, J.D. from Columbia University, LL.M. from Cambridge University, and S.J.D. from the University of Virginia. From 1987 to 1995, Professor Murphy served in the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State, specializing in international environmental law, the law of war, and international claims. From July 1995 to July 1998, Professor Murphy served as the Legal Counselor of the U.S. Embassy in The Hague, representing the U.S. Government before the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and as the U.S. Agent to the Iran-U.S. Claims Tribunal.
Professor Murphy has represented several countries in international courts and tribunals, including Ethiopia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Suriname, and the United States. He has published articles in a variety of national and international law journals, and his books include: Litigating War: Arbitration of Civil Injury by the Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims Commission (2013) (with Kidane and Snider); Principles of International Law (2d ed. 2012); Foreign Relations and National Security Law (4th ed. 2012) (with Franck, Glennon & Swaine); International Law: Cases and Materials (5th ed. 2009) (with Damrosch, Henkin, and Smit); Public International Law in a Nutshell (5th ed. 2013) (with Buergenthal); and Humanitarian Intervention: The United Nations in an Evolving World Order (1996).
Professor Murphy is a Member of the American Law Institute and served for a decade on the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law.