Ann Murphy, J.D.

Associate Professor of Law

Professor Murphy joined the faculty in 2000, after working as an attorney for the Internal Revenue Service for nearly 15 years. While with the I.R.S., she tried 50 cases before the United States Tax Court, dealing with issues including fraud, business...

Ann Murphy J.D.

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Education & Curriculum Vitae

J.D., DePaul University

M.A., Economics, Western Illinois University

B.A., Western Illinois University


Professor Murphy joined the faculty in 2000, after working as an attorney for the Internal Revenue Service for nearly 15 years. While with the I.R.S., she tried 50 cases before the United States Tax Court, dealing with issues including fraud, business deductions, mergers and acquisitions, TEFRA partnerships, corporate expenses, and exempt organizations.

Awards and Honors

  • Fulbright Distinguished Chair: Shanghai, People’s Republic of China, 2014-2015
  • Fulbright Lecturer: Beijing, People’s Republic of China, 2007-2008
  • Inland Northwest Blood Center, 2014 Chairperson of the Year (Higher Education)
  • Orland Professor of the Year

Books

  • Ann Murphy, People of the State of California v. Phillip Spector, Case File (Aspen Publishers 2010). ISBN 978-07355-9795-2. Click here to go to the website.– Teacher’s Manual – Password protected: Click here to go to the website.
  • Ann Murphy, et al., Federal Tax Practice and Procedure 2003 – present (Matthew Bender (LexisNexis), Rev. Ed.). ISBN 978-0-8205-5344-3. Click here to go to the website.
  • Ann Murphy, Rewritten Opinion in Lucas v. Earl, Chapter Five in Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Tax Opinions (Bridget J. Crawford & Anthony C. Infante eds., forthcoming 2017) (Cambridge University Press).
  • Ann Murphy, et al., Beyond Elder Law, New Directions in Law and Aging, Chapter 9: Aid in Dying – United States and Around the World, Springer Publishing, 2012. Israel Doron and Ann M. Soden, Eds. ISBN 978-3-642-25971-5. Click here to go to the website.
  • Ann Murphy, et al., Perspectives on American Law, Joint Project of the Fulbright Foundation and the Hong Kong America Center, Publication with Peking University Press, Beijing, 2013 (ISBN 13:978730121788) Available in Chinese.

Law Review Articles

  • Murphy, Ann, We Don’t Need No Education – Is the U.S. at Risk of Losing its Edge in Higher Education?, Penn State Journal of Law and International Affairs (forthcoming 2016).
  • Murphy, Ann, Vanishing Point: Alzheimer’s Disease and its Challenges to the Federal Rules of Evidence, 2012 Mich. St. L. Rev. 1245.
  • Murphy, Ann, Is It Safe? The Need For State Ethical Rules to Keep Pace With Technological Advances, 81 Fordham Law Review 1651 (2013)
  • Murphy, Ann, Federal Rule of Evidence 502 – Inadvertent Disclosure – The “Get-Out-Of-Jail-Free Provision” – Or Is It? – 41 New Mexico Law Review 193 (2011).
  • Murphy, Ann, Please Don’t Bury Me Down in that Cold Cold Ground: The Need for Uniform Laws on the Disposition of Human Remains, 15 Elder Law Journal 381 (2007)
  • Murphy, Ann, Spin Control and the High-Profile Client – Should the Attorney-Client Privilege Extend to Communications with Public Relations Consultants?, 55 Syracuse Law Review 545 (2005)
  • Murphy, Ann, Campaign Signs and the Collection Plate – Never the Twain Shall Meet?, 1 Pittsburgh Tax Review 35 (Fall 2003)

Additional Publications

  • Article – Ann Murphy, A Sea Change in Court Analysis of Treasury Regulations: How the Treasury Department Won the Battle but Lost the War, ABA Tax Times, ABA Section of Taxation, Vol. 35, No. 2, February 2016
  • Article – Ann Murphy, Washington State Supreme Court: The Legislature’s Adoption of Special Sexual Offense Character Rules is Unconstitutional, Washington State Bar Association, Criminal Law Section Newsletter, Volume 14, No. 1, June 2012
  • Article – Ann Murphy, Oral Arguments Heard in the Civil Commitment of Kevin Coe (the “South Hill Rapist”) in February, Washington State Bar Association, Criminal Law Section Newsletter, Volume 14, No. 1, June 2012
  • Article – Ann Murphy, Use High-Profile Cases to Illustrate the Federal Rules of Evidence, The Law Teacher, Vol. XVIII, No. 2, Spring 2012, pp. 6-7.
  • Editor (with Professors Deborah Merritt and Ric Simmons) – ‘Evidence in the News,’ West Academic Publishing.
  • Article – Ann Murphy, Cheshire: Putting the Brakes on Innocent Spouse Relief?, November 6, 2000 (Tax Analysts, Tax Notes Today, Ed.). Subsequently quoted in “Spouses are Guilty until Proven Innocent to the IRS,” U.S. News and World Report, February 19, 2001, p. 64
  • Article – Ann Murphy and David Higer, The Ten Deadly Sins: A Law with Unintended Consequences – renamed Send the 10 Deadly Sins List to Expurgatory, August 5, 2002. (Tax Analysts, Tax Notes Today, Ed.)
  • Article – Ann Murphy and Xiong Wei, A Comparison of Tax Filing Procedures in the United States and China, Practitioners’ Corner, Tax Notes International, September 8, 2008, p. 837
  • Article – Ann Murphy, The Attorney-Client Privilege and Inadvertent Disclosure, Washington State Bar Association, Litigation News, Special Edition: Evidence, spring 2010
  • Article – Ann Murphy New Tax Court Rules and Practices, LexisNexis Emerging Issues Analysis, February 23, 2010, available on the website. (Password needed for full access). Podcast of interview available on the website. (Password needed for full access)
  • Article – Ann Murphy, Gender Reassignment Surgery and Hormone Therapy: Section 213 Medical Expense Deduction Upheld, February 3, 2010, LexisNexis Tax Law Community website. (Password needed for full access)
  • Article – Ann Murphy, FRE 502: The Lawyer-Saving Provision for Inadvertent Waivers of Privileges, LexisNexis Emerging Issues Analysis, June 7, 2010, available on the website. (Password needed for full access)
  • Article – Ann Murphy, Tax Court Rejects the “Geithner Defense:” Lam and Chang v. Commissioner, May 4, 2010, available on the website. (Password needed for full access)
  • On-line Book – Murphy, Ann, Member of the Editorial Board – The LexisNexis Topical Federal Tax Service, 2005 (LexisNexis, Ed.)
  • Book Chapter – Murphy, Ann, Tax Aspects of Divorce, Washington Law and Practice Manual, Chapter IX, Domestic Relations Practice, (Washington State Bar Association, Ed.)
  • Book Chapter – Murphy, Ann, Community Property Deskbook, Chapter Seven, Taxation, (Washington State Bar Association, Ed.)