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Dianna Murphy, J.D.

Dianna MurphyAssociate Dean School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Professor of Legal Studies, Department of History, Philosophy, Politics, Global Studies & Legal Studies


JD,  University of Kentucky
BA, Philosophy, University of Kentucky

Selected Presentations & Materials

  • Legal Ethics in the Digital Age, Kentucky Legislative Research Commission (2019)
  • Legal Ethics: The Use of Mobile Devices & Remote Access, Kentucky Legislative Research Commission (2018)
  • Traveling Beyond the Classroom/Experiential Education, AAfPE National Conference, Newport, RI (2018)
  • Ethical Issues in Intergenerational Estate Planning, National Business Institute (2016)
  • Estate Trusts 101: Ethical Issues, National Business Institute (2016)


  • Legalization of Sin/Experiential Learning
  • Queens of England & Scotland: Lives, Laws, & Legacies/Experiential Learning
  • Legal Research & Writing
  • Senior Internship
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estates
  • Ethics
  • First Year Seminar
  • Property Law
  • Litigation

Service Activities

Future of Legal Education, American Association of Paralegal Educators
Elder Law Section of the Kentucky Bar Association
Pro bono Living Wills Clinic
Pro se Divorce Legal Clinic
Chair, Accreditation Site Teams to Post-Secondary Colleges & Schools


The Future of Legal Education Task Force, American Association for Paralegal Educators (AFFPE)  
Kentucky Bar Association



355 Rader Hall