Law & Government Institute Sponsors 2nd Patrick J. Murphy Lecture
Web Editor - Published: November 6, 2011
PatrickMurphyLectureNews235Widener Law is honored to welcome back to campus former Congressman Patrick J. Murphy for the 2nd Patrick J. Murphy lecture to be held on Thursday, November 10, 2011 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m in Room A180. A 1999 graduate of the Harrisburg campus, Congressman Murphy represented Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional District in Washington, D.C.

The lecture is presented by the Law & Government Institute, a signature program on the Harrisburg campus, and follows last year’s inaugural lecture in the series held on November 22nd, 2010.

Congressman Murphy is an Iraq war veteran, former West Point professor, criminal prosecutor, and proud husband and father. Murphy started his higher education at Bucks County Community College and then went on to King’s College in Wilkes-Barre. While attending King’s College, Murphy entered the U.S. Army and was commissioned as a second lieutenant.

During his military career, Patrick trained as an airborne and air assault paratrooper, and later served as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in New York, a prosecutor in North Carolina, and an assistant professor of Constitutional Law at West Point. When September 11th happened, Murphy went into his commander’s office and volunteered to deploy. His first deployment was to Bosnia in 2002 and the second was to Baghdad, Iraq from 2003–2004. While in Baghdad, Patrick served as a Captain in the Army’s elite 82nd Airborne Division, and was later awarded the Bronze Star for Service.

In November 2006, Patrick won his first election and he was sworn in on January 4, 2007, becoming the first Iraq War veteran elected to Congress. Patrick is currently a partner at Fox Rothschild and a candidate for Pennsylvania Attorney General.

A reception will follow the lecture. Please R.S.V.P. to 717-541-3955 or rsvphbg@widener.edu to guarantee attendance.