AASCU Graduates: The Difference We Make

Mary Murphy

Mary Murphy

Graduation Year: 1979
Degree Earned: B.A., English
Institution: The University of Texas at Dallas

Named as a distinguished alumnus of UT Dallas in 2006, Murphy is the first woman to serve as an administrative regional judge in Texas. She was appointed as Presiding Judge of the First Administrative Judicial Region, comprising 34 Texas counties. Murphy was the first female litigation partner at Jenkens & Gilchrist, a major law firm with principal offices in Dallas. She has served as an adjunct professor at the SMU Dedman School of Law since 2004 and remains involved with UT Dallas as a member of the Pre-Law Advisory Council.