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Heather Murray

Managing Attorney, Local Journalism Project

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Clinical Program Assistants

Phone: (607) 255-8518

Heather E. Murray is the Managing Attorney of the First Amendment Clinic’s Local Journalism Project. She previously was a litigation associate at two international law firms and received a 2018 Law360 Distinguished Legal Writing Award from the Burton Foundation. Prior to her legal career, she worked as a journalist at local newspapers in New York. She is a graduate of Cornell Law School and of Duke University. She credits her law school experience in the Labor Law Clinic and the e-Government Clinic, one of President Obama’s flagship open government initiatives, with inspiring and informing her clinical work. She is a member of the advisory committee of ProJourn, a pro bono initiative for journalists that is housed at the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. She also serves as chair of the board of directors of Queens-based child welfare agency Forestdale, Inc.