Alexander Murphy Jr. received his B.S. in Music with Honors from the highly acclaimed College of Arts and Humanities, School of Music, West Chester University, West Chester, Pennsylvania and was a graduate teaching assistant at the School while undertaking post-graduate work in music theory, composition and orchestration. He graduated with a J.D. from Delaware Law School (Widener University).
He is a frequent panelist and lecturer on entertainment law at entertainment industry programs and seminars at law schools, film festivals, film schools, bar associations, and other educational institutions and associations, including for continuing legal education courses, was an adjunct professor at Rutgers University School of Law for several years, and has been an adjunct professor at Delaware Law School for over ten years, where he teaches entertainment law, and is the faculty advisor for its Sports and Entertainment Law Association (SELA), for which he moderates its annual “Sports and Entertainment Law CLE Symposium”. He is also a member of the Law School's Alumni Network Mentoring Program and of its First Generation Law Student Association (FGLSA).
Mr. Murphy is a two term past member of the Board of Directors of the West Chester University Alumni Association, is a member of the University's Law Alumni Chapter, a member of the Chester County Chapter, and a WCU Professional Network (PRONET) student mentor. He also has substantial accomplishments as an artist. His capabilities span the world of music to include jazz, classical, popular and choral works. He has been a freelance musician and arranged and performed with a number of well known popular and jazz groups during and after his college years
Mr. Murphy was recently named the number one 2018 Top Lawyer for entertainment law by MAIN LINE TODAY magazine.
Mr. Murphy lives in West Chester (Birmingham Township), Chester County, Pennsylvania. His daughter, Mackenzie, is a graduate of The Agnes Irwin School and Dartmouth College, and is currently employed by Bridgewater Associates, a hedge fund, located in Westport, Connecticut.
Selected programs and speaking engagements include the following:
The Institute of Film and Television, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
Temple University (Law School; Radio, Television and Film Department; Music Department)
Brandywine Valley Writers Group
Delaware Law School, "Law for Creators", a Workshop
Pennsylvania Bar Association/Pennsylvania Bar Institute (Entertainment Law CLE Program Speaker, “The Influence of Globalization on Film Financing”; Course Planner and Moderator,2012, “Entertainment Law in the Twenty-First Century: Effective Representation in an Ever-Changing Industry”, 2014, and "Entertainment Law", 2017".
Drexel University Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design
Institute of Hip Hop Entrepreneurship (IHHE)
University of Virginia Law School
University of Pennsylvania
Rutgers University School of Law
Detroit College of Law at Michigan State University
University of Tennessee College of Law
North Carolina School of the Arts (School of Filmmaking)/Winston-Salem Piedmont Triad Film Commission
North Carolina Film and Video Festival
North Carolina Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts/Arts & Entertainment Committee, North Carolina Bar Association Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Course-Entertainment Law
Ohio Independent Film Festival
Rehoboth Beach Film Festival
East Lansing Film Festival
Nashville International Film Festival
ValleyFest/Knoxville Film Festival
Villanova University (Law School; Theater Department; Art Law Association, Entertainment and Media Law Society)
University of Massachusetts
West Chester University (School of Music; Theater Department)
Wayne State University (Dept. of Film and Communications)
Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema/Philadelphia Film Festival
The Princeton Club of New York Writer’s Group