Shepard Broad College of Law, 3305 College Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314
Nova Southeastern University College of law
Academic Support/Bar coach
Marlene A. Murphy, Esq.
Ms. Murphy is a licensed attorney-at-law admitted to practice law in both Florida and Jamaica. She holds a Juris Doctorate from Shepard Board College of Law, Nova Southeastern University, where she made the Dean’s List and received an award for pro bono services. Ms. Murphy is a member of the Florida Bar Association and the Jamaica Bar Association. She has extensive experience in practicing law in various legal areas and represented clients in all Florida counties. Ms. Murphy offers legal service of the highest caliber coupled with personal attention to her clients. Her practice areas focused on probate and estates administration and family law. Ms. Murphy has also performed pro bono services for the Florida Bar and the Legal Aid Services of Broward County.
Ms. Murphy has an impressive background that predates her U.S. law experience. Her academic achievements at the University of the West Indies are a matter of record. She has done very well both at the undergraduate level and the graduate level in highly competitive programs. Ms. Murphy holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL. B) degree with Honors as well as a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree with First Class Honors (U.S. equivalent Summa cum laude). Additionally, she holds a Certificate in Legal Education from Norman Manley Law School and has been called to the bar as an attorney in Jamaica. Ms. Murphy has over 15 years of experience as an attorney in Jamaica. Between 1997 and 2002, she worked as legal counsel for three (3) government agencies: the Administrator Generals Office, the Office of the Trustee in Bankruptcy, and the Jamaica Customs Department.
In addition to practicing law, Ms. Murphy is a Professor of Practice in the Academic Success and Professionalism Program at Shepard Broad College of Law. She currently teaches Legal Skills and Professionalism, a required first-year course for all NSU Shepard Broad College of Law students. She provides academic support for all students in study skills, critical reading, and legal writing. Ms. Murphy also coaches and prepares law school graduates to take the Florida bar exams in February and July each year. She is an inspiration to and very supportive of her students.
Before joining the Shepard Broad College of Law, Ms. Murphy spent many years at Strayer University as Campus Dean and earlier in her tenure as a Full-time Faculty member and Professor of Law. She taught both undergraduate and graduate courses in Business Law, Criminal Justice, and Law, Ethics, and Corporate Governance. Ms. Murphy is very passionate about the law and is committed to opportunities that promote diversity in legal education. She consistently supports and encourages her students and colleagues. Ms. Murphy’s unwavering commitments to family and her faith have helped her excel in the practice of law and academia. Ms. Murphy recently completed a Master’s degree in Theology and is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership (Ed.D.) at the Fischler College of Education, Nova Southeastern University. She is expected to graduate in May 2022.