Kathleen Murphy Markie
Kathleen Murphy Markie has been a member of the general counsel's office since 1987. She represents the University of Missouri on a wide range of matters, including faculty and student issues, grievance and disciplinary procedures, discrimination, research dishonesty, human subject research, privacy rights, employment, contracts and computing issues. Markie came to the university from the State Public Defender's Office (1985-1987) where she was first assistant, appellate division, representing indigent criminal defendants in their appeals before the appellate courts of Missouri and in petitions for certiorari before the United States Supreme Court. She began her legal career as a law clerk to Judge Robert T. Donnelly of the Missouri Supreme Court and as a Research Attorney for the Missouri Supreme Court.
Markie received her bachelor's degree with majors in philosophy and English, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, her master's and doctorate degrees in philosophy from the University of Rochester, and her J.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is admitted to practice law in Missouri, and before the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court. She has served as co-chair and chair of the Missouri Bar Association Education Law Committee and on various committees of the National Association of College and University Attorneys.