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"This LLM was designed with the help of judges, lawyers, and law teachers, as well as business professionals, to meet the peculiar and special needs of small business which are nowhere else studied with the necessary concentration and depth."

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Ellen Murphy

Program Director, Small Business Practice LLM

Ellen Murphy is the Program Director for Concord Law School’s Small Business Practice LLM, as well as the developer and professor for the law school’s Cross Profession Ethics course. Prior to joining Concord, Ellen served as the Executive Director for Lawyers Concerned for Lawyers (LCL), a private, non-profit assistance program, serving the Massachusetts bar and bench. While at LCL, she helped develop and establish Massachusetts’ Law Office Management Assistance Program, which assists solo and small firm lawyers in establishing and institutionalizing best office practices and procedures, including the use of emerging technologies. Ellen is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Law, where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review. Immediately after graduation, she served as a clerk to the Honorable Frank J. Magill, United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit in Fargo, ND, followed by several years in private practice, where she represented public and private pharmaceutical and biotechnology corporations in commercial business transactions.