Finding Common Ground on Gun Reform: A Conversation with Senator Chris Murphy


Friday, February 15, 2019 -
11:00am to 12:00pm


Beverly Rogers Literature and Law Building - 4th floor-Faculty Lounge


The UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law



A Conversation with

United States Senator Chris Murphy


Friday, February 15, 2019

11:00 a.m.

The RLL 4th Floor Faculty Lounge

UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law


This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.


Click Here to RSVP


Chris Murphy, the junior United States Senator for Connecticut, has dedicated his career to public service as an advocate for Connecticut families. Following the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school in 2012, Senator Murphy became one of the leading proponents of commonsense reforms to reduce gun violence. He has championed a number of bipartisan bills aimed at expanding background checks and keeping guns out of the hands of criminals.


Prior to his election to the U.S. Senate, Murphy served Connecticut’s Fifth Congressional District for three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. During his time in the House, Murphy worked to improve access to housing for homeless veterans, foster job creation and advocate for affordable healthcare for all Americans. Murphy authored the Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act to revitalize housing programs for people with disabilities. The bill was signed into law by the president in 2010.


Before getting elected to Congress, Murphy served for eight years in the Connecticut General Assembly where he was the author of the state’s historic stem cell investment legislation and the state’s workplace smoking ban. Senator Murphy grew up in Wethersfield, Connecticut, and attended Williams College in Massachusetts. He graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Law and practiced real estate and banking law with the firm of Ruben, Johnson & Morgan in Hartford, Connecticut.



About “Finding Common Ground on Gun Reform” Discussion Series

The UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law is bringing together lawmakers, law enforcement, judges, academics, students, and community members to discuss legal and legislative solutions for reducing gun violence. Our goal is to facilitate a thoughtful, balanced and substantive discussion about gun policy. This event will be the first in a series of discussions hosted by the law school and our partners.