Wendy  Murphy

Wendy Murphy

Wendy Murphy is adjunct professor of sexual violence law at New England Law, Boston where she also co-directs the Women's and Children's Advocacy Project under the Center for Law and Social Responsibility. A former Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School, Wendy prosecuted child abuse and sex crimes cases for many years. In 1992 she founded the first organization in the nation to provide pro bono legal services to crime victims. Wendy writes and lectures widely on the rights of women, children and criminal justice policy. Dubbed the "Goddaughter of Title IX" by the "Godmother of Title IX," Dr. Bernice Sandler, Wendy's impact litigation in the area of campus sexual assault, beginning in the 1990s, includes a landmark victory over Harvard in 2002, which forced Harvard to reform its sexual assault policies and led to widespread awareness and reforms in the redress and prevention of campus sexual assault.