U.S. Congressman Patrick Murphy returns to alma mater for inaugural lecture
Public Relations - Published: November 19, 2010
MurphyPatrick350pxWidener University School of Law will welcome home its alumnus, U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Murphy, to kick off a lecture event in his name, the school announced today.


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The Widener Law & Government Institute Inaugural Patrick J. Murphy Lecture will take place Monday, Nov. 22 at 10 a.m. in room A180 of the administration building at 3800 Vartan Way, Harrisburg. The event is open to the public.

Murphy graduated from Widener’s Harrisburg campus in 1999. He was elected to Pennsylvania’s Eighth Congressional District in November 2006, and was the first Iraq War veteran elected to Congress.

His remarks for the lecture, “Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way: Lessons Learned From the Streets of Baghdad to the Halls of Congress,” will draw from his life experiences.

Murphy has worked 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. During his military career, Murphy was deployed to Bosnia in 2002 and to Baghdad, Iraq from 2003-2004. While in Baghdad, he served as a captain in the Army's elite 82nd Airborne Division, and was later awarded the Bronze Star for Service.

After returning home he practiced law at Cozen O’Connor before running for Congress. He lives in Bristol, Pa. with his wife Jenni and their two children.
There is no cost to attend the lecture. Members of the public are asked to RSVP by calling 717.541.3955 or emailing rsvphbg@widener.edu.

The talk is presented by Widener’s Law & Government Institute, a signature program on its Harrisburg campus. The institute offers education and training in the areas of government law, public policy, and legislation. Students can earn certificates in administrative/constitutional law, consumer law, environmental law and legislation.