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Kate Murphy

Texas Public Policy Foundation
Mental Health Fellow

Kate E. Murphy is the Hogg Mental Health Policy Fellow contributing to the centers for Effective Justice and Health Care at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

Kate interned for Justice Johnson at the Texas Supreme Court. She was also a Judge K.K. Legett Fellow. As part of the program Kate interned at the Washington Legal Foundation where she drafted arguments that were included in amicus briefs submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court. Before joining the Foundation, Kate worked as an attorney in Houston. Her practice focused primarily on oil and gas law and condemnation proceedings.

Kate graduated magna cum laude from Austin College with a B.A. in Economics and Political Science. During her time at Austin College Kate collaboratively wrote and published policy analysis inDismantling Terrorism: Developing Actionable Solutions for Today’s Plague of Violence for the 50th Annual U.S. Air Force Academy Academic Assembly and helped plan and facilitate the Economic Scholars Program with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas as part of the Peer Review Board. She earned her law degree from Texas Tech University School of Law where she was inducted into the National Order of Barristers for her achievements in oral advocacy and received awards for her accomplishments in constitutional law and property law.