Assistant Professor J. Haskell Murray
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J.D. Georgia State University College of Law; Editorial Board, Georgia State University Law Review.
B.A. in Business Administration, Rhodes College.
Professor Murray teaches a variety of corporate law courses, including Business Associations, Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities Regulation, and Social Enterprise. Professor Murray’s research focuses primarily on corporate governance and social enterprise related issues. He has been an invited speaker at some of the largest legal academic conferences (AALS and SEALS), multiple American Bar Association meetings, and numerous law and business schools. One of his recent articles was selected, via blind-review, as a finalist in George Washington University Law School’s Center for Law, Economic, and Finance (C-LEAF) competition. Professor Murray has consulted for five state bar associations regarding social enterprise legislation, and he currently serves on the advisory board of Norfolk Fair Trade Company (a Virginia benefit corporation).
Immediately prior to joining Regent’s faculty, Professor Murray was a Visiting Assistant Professor at Georgia State University College of Law. He also taught multiple sections of The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business at Georgia State University's J. Mack Robinson College of Business. Professor Murray has taught, worked, and/or studied in over a dozen countries: Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and United States.
Before entering academia, Professor Murray practiced law as a member of King & Spalding’s M&A/Corporate team in Atlanta, GA, where he worked on domestic and international transactions, mediated landlord-tenant cases pro bono, and engaged in a general corporate practice. Professor Murray left King & Spalding to clerk for former-Vice Chancellor Stephen P. Lamb on the Delaware Court of Chancery. Following his clerkship, Professor Murray was recruited to Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York City, NY (a Vault top-10 law firm) where he practiced as part of the firm’s Corporate Governance & Securities Litigation group.
In law school, Professor Murray received the Attorney’s Title Guaranty Scholarship, was elected to the editorial board of the Georgia State University Law Review, graduated second in his class, was a Bleckley Inn of Court Pupil, and received “high distinction” for his pro bono work. He received a certificate in International Commercial Arbitration from Johannes Kepler Universität in Linz, Austria where he received the highest grade in the primary course. Also in law school, he interned for a federal district court judge, Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, Miller & Martin, and King & Spalding. In college, Professor Murray majored in Business Administration (concentrating in Finance and International Business), interned for two international investment banks, rode the bench as a rarely-used quarterback, and broke his nose playing club rugby.
Alternative Dispute Resolution (Arbitration and Mediation), Agency, Corporate Governance, Corporations, International Business Transactions, Mergers & Acquisitions, Negotiation, Securities Regulation, Social Enterprise and Social Entrepreneurship, Sports and Entertainment, and Unincorporated Business Associations (Partnerships and LLCs)
Defending Patagonia: Mergers & Acquisitions with Benefit Corporations, ___ Hastings Bus. L. J. ___ (forthcoming 2013) (invited symposium article).
Choose Your Own Master: Social Enterprise, Certifications and Benefit Corporation Statutes, 2 Am. U. Bus. L. Rev. 1 (2012) (invited symposium article).
Purpose with Profit: Governance, Enforcement, Capital-Raising and Capital-Locking in Low-Profit Limited Liability Companies, (co-author) 66 U. Miami L. Rev. 1 (2011).
"Latchkey Corporations": Fiduciary Duties in Wholly Owned, Financially Troubled Subsidiaries, 36 Del. J. Corp. L. 577 (2011).
An Analysis of Actions Brought Pursuant to DGCL 220 When Discovery is Stayed Pursuant to the PSLRA, 1740 Practicing Law Institute/Corporate 55 (2009).
Annual Survey of Georgia Business Associations, (co-author) 59 Mercer L. Rev. 35 (2007).
Note on the Georgia Residential Mortgage Fraud Act, 22 Ga. St. U. L. Rev. 49 (2005).