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Dept. of History, Philosophy, Religion, & Legal Studies
Dr. Scott Davison, Department Chair
Rhonda Crisp,
Academic Departmental Specialist
354 Rader Hall
Morehead, KY 40351
Phone: 606-783-2655
Fax: 606-783-5096

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Murphy, Dianna, Professor of Legal Studies
Degrees, Licensures and Certifications: J.D., University of Kentucky, 1979 B.A., Philosophy, University of Kentucky
Research Interests:

Title IX Gender Equity in Education
Property Law in Marriage and Death

Introduction to Paralegalism (PLS 210)
Legal Research (PLS 321)
Legal Writing (PLS 322)
Wills, Trusts, and Estates (PLS 336)
Property Law (PLS 332)
Senior Seminar (PLS 499C)

Service Activities
Paralegal Committee of the Kentucky Bar Association
Certification Committee of the Kentucky Paralegal Association
Paralegal Specialist Evaluator for Accrediting
Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), Washington, D.C.

Kentucky Bar Association
Kentucky Association for Paralegal Educators (KAPE)
American Association for Paralegal Educators (AFFPE)

Selected Publications
"Listening to Paralegals Testify," 2001. 

Contact Info:
319 Rader Hall 
Morehead, KY40351
Phone: 606.783.2720
Mark Haynes
 "As time has gone on, I am ever more convinced that the grounding I received in philosophy has been the single most important element of my schooling. It has helped me to be a more critical examiner of all of the multi-leveled and often cynically conceived stuff that comes my way in Washington; it has helped me to maintain my moral compass; it has helped to give me a perspective and a sense of humor that might not otherwise be there."

--Mark Haynes, President, Concordia Power

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