Peter Murray is the Robert Braucher Visiting Professor of Law from Practice and the Edward R. Johnston Lecturer on Law. He currently teaches two courses that are international or comparative in orientation: a Comparative Seminar on European and American Civil Procedure and a course on The American Legal System. In 1998 Peter was Senior Fullbright Professor at the University of Freiburg, Germany where he taught The American Legal System to German students. He has returned to teach The American Legal System or Comparative Civil Procedure in Freiburg every two years thereafter.
Peter has been a faculty member in the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland Masters in European and International Business Law Program on Selected Topics on American Law, and has lectured in many countries on the topic of comparative law. He is a regular participant and lecturer in international conferences on comparative procedural law and a member of several associations of international procedural law. He is co-author (with Prof. Dr. Rolf Stuerner) of German Civil Justice, the definitive English-language work on German civil procedure and the civil justice system. Peter is currently involved in a project on the role of the public notary in civil law. He is the coach and faculty advisor for the HLS Willem C. Vis international commercial arbitration team which participates each year in the International Competition in Vienna.
Fluent in German, Peter is the convenor and faculty sponsor of the HLS German-speaking lunch table, which meets every other week.