Newsmaker: John E. Murray Jr.
John E. Murray Jr.
Noteworthy: Murray received the Distinguished Lifetime Service Award at the eighth annual International Conference on Contracts in Dallas last month.
Family: Wife, Marjorie, four children, six grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Occupation: Murray is chancellor and professor of law at Duquesne University. He has taught law for more than 50 years, authored 20 books, mostly on contract law, and is busy finishing three new books.
Background: Murray began his career at Duquesne, moved to the University of Pittsburgh where he served a law school dean and also served a dean of the Villanova University School of Law. He returned to Duquesne in 1988 and served 13 years as university president.
Education: Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management, La Salle University, 1955; law degree, Catholic University of America, 1958; and S.J.D. (a research doctorate), University of Wisconsin, 1960.
Quote: “I love law, and the study of contracts. Everybody makes contracts. Most everything we do involves contracts, even some things people don't realize as contracts.”
— Lou Kilzer
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- McCandless residents voice opposition to Wal-Mart plan
- Castle Shannon mayor honored by statewide association
- TSA fee increase this week arrives with load of complaints
- Squirrel Hill street that had been paved getting another pave job
- 1 intruder killed, another injured in Carrick home invasion
- Ukrainian festival will go on in McKees Rocks despite crisis in homeland
- Pittsburgh Cultural Trust leads applicants seeking increase in RAD money
- Moon Area board reconfigures elementary buildings, votes again to close school and explore merging with Cornell
- N.C. churches lend helping hands in Western Pa.
- Potentially deadly Legionella bacteria found at UPMC Presbyterian hospital
- Pittsburgh police union: Video, photos support officer who made PrideFest arrest