Jessica R. Murray was appointed associate Teaching Professor and Director of the Transactional Law Clinic at the Law School in fall 2019. Jessica previously served as Co-Director of the Community Development Law Clinic at the Law School and before that was a Consulting Attorney on intellectual property issues in that Clinic.
Jessica was previously in private practice in Rochester, NY, where she was a partner at several firms and focused her practice on business and intellectual property.
Jessica’s interests include entrepreneurship, business and not-for-profit start-ups, and protection of intellectual property assets.
Jessica is a member of the Board of Directors of the Thousand Islands Art Center (Clayton, NY). She is a member of the American Bar Association and a past member of the New York State Bar Association Intellectual Property Committee Executive Committee and the New York State Bar Association House of Delegates, the Greater Rochester Association for Women Attorneys, and the International Trademark Association. She is a past chair of the Monroe County Bar Association Business Law Section and a former member of the Center for Youth Services (Rochester, NY) Board of Directors and Advisory Board, and of the Board of Directors of Causewave Community Partners (formerly The Advertising Council of Rochester). Jessica was a recipient of the Rochester Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Award and the Advertising Council of Rochester’s Lantern Award for outstanding volunteer service.
Jessica received her B.A. in Government from Dartmouth College in 1985 and J.D. from Cornell Law School in 1988.