Irish Supreme Court Justice Murray Is Jurist-in-Residence at The John Marshall Law School

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Irish Supreme Court Justice John J. Murray will be a guest lecturer and visitor at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago Sept. 16 through 20.

Irish Supreme Court Justice John J. Murray will be a guest lecturer and visitor at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago Sept. 16 through 20.

The John Marshall Law School Center for International Law is hosting Justice John L. Murray, a member of the Irish Supreme Court, as the 2013 Distinguished International Jurist-in-Residence the week of Sept. 16, 2013.

During his visit, Murray will speak on “Judicial Protection of Human Rights—European Perspectives and Challenges” at a free lecture at noon on Sept. 17, 2013, at the law school, 315 S. Plymouth Ct., Chicago.

John Marshall is also a co-host for his presentation on “Constitutional Interpretation and Foreign Judgments—Comparative Views” on Sept. 19, 2013, at a luncheon sponsored by the Chicago Bar Association.

His visit includes discussions with students and professors at the law school, and meetings with Chicago jurists and members of the Irish community.

“As close as our communities are, I’m sure our Irish guest will have much to share with our students during his visit,” said Virginia Russell, associate director of the Center for International Law. “His years on the Supreme Court of Ireland place him in a unique position to reflect on constitutional law issues, as well as on aspects of law in the European community.”

Murray has been a member of the Supreme Court of Ireland since 1999, and served a term as the court’s chief justice from 2004 through July 2011. He serves as a member of the Council of State. From 1991 until 1999, Murray was a member of the Court of Justice of the European Communities (Luxembourg), and was vice president of the First Commission International Association of Judges. He is deputy chairman of the Advisory Panel of Experts on Candidates for election as judge to the European Court of Human Rights.

He has been a practicing attorney since 1967, and in 1981 he was called to the Inner Bar. He served two terms as the attorney general of Ireland including a five-month term in 1982, and a term from 1987 to 1991. He served as chairman of the Anti-Fraud Committee of the European Central Bank, and chairman of the ad hoc Ethical Committee of the European Commission.

Murray is chancellor of the University of Limerick, and has been a visiting professor of law at Université de Louvain in Brussells, Belgium, and has lectured around the world. He most recently participated at the invitation of the American Inns of Court in Washington as a symposium panel member with United States Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, and Lord Nicholas Phillips, president of the United Kingdom Supreme Court.

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