The University of Houston Law Center Faculty

Ewell E. Murphy

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Ewell E. Murphy Jr. is a retired senior partner of the law firm of Baker Botts, L.L.P., where for 17 years he was Chairman of the firm's International Department.

Mr. Murphy received his B.A. and LL.B. degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and the degree of Doctor of Philosophy from Oxford University, England, which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar.

Mr. Murphy has served as President of the Houston World Trade Association and as Chairman of the Houston Committee on Foreign Relations and the Section of International Law and Practice of the American Bar Association. He is a trustee emeritus of The Center for American and International Law and has served as Chairman of the Advisory Boards of its Institute for International and Comparative Law and Institute for Transnational Arbitration.

Since his retirement from Baker Botts, Mr. Murphy has served as Chairman of the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board in Washington, D. C., as a Visiting Professor at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, and currently as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston Law Center. He is active as an arbitrator, chiefly of private transnational commercial disputes, and is a member of the College of Commercial Arbitrators.