Law Professor Named 2007-08 Supreme Court Fellow


Elizabeth Murrill, assistant professor of Professional Practice at the Law Center, has been selected as the 2007-08 Supreme Court Fellow assigned to the Federal Judicial Center. The program was created in 1973 by the late Chief Justice Warren E. Burger “to provide promising individuals with a first-hand understanding of the federal government, in particular, the judicial branch,” according to the Court’s news release announcing Murrill’s selection. She will begin her fellowship this fall.

As the fellow at the Federal Judicial Center, Professor Murrill will conduct research and provide assistance with the inter-judicial affairs programs.

Murrill formerly served as a law clerk to Judge Frank Polozola and as a research attorney with Judge Melvin Shortess. More recently, she has served as an arbitrator and volunteered with the Baton Rouge Bar Association Disaster Recovery Legal Services Project. She has published numerous articles on arbitration, mediation, civil procedure, and legal writing. Murrill is also a graduate of the LSU Law Center.