About Me and This Page
Hello world! Hello beyond as well, I suppose. That would be flattering. My name is Destiny Rose Murphy. I'm 19 years old and currently living in New Haven, CT, where I'm finishing up my 3L year at Yale Law. This academic year is my first and last year in person at Yale Law, since I transferred in for 2L during the entirely remote year of the pandemic. I did 1L at Georgetown Law (sorta—I did most of the second semester away from the city, because, ya now, plague), and for my undergraduate degree I majored in English, Political Science, and Philosophy, and minored in Public Policy and International Affairs at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.
Last summer I was at the firm Quinn Emanuel in New York City, and it was a mix of great and exhausting. I made lots of friends and found out that I love living in the city, but I also missed out on working in person, and I didn't get a lot of the traditional firm summer experience. I'm heading back to New York and Quinn after graduation and I'm really hoping to jump right back into those friendships, and to get to engage more with the work at the firm in person. For now, I'm finishing up a few papers at YLS that I'm hoping to push towards publication after graduation, and I'm trying to enjoy my last little bits of school before the real world and learning how health insurance works hits my like a ton of bricks.
This blog began because I got my tonsils taken out. During recovery I realized there wasn't a lot of good advice to be found online for people who wanted to recover quickly and strongly. So, I decided to write an article intended to help others out. Then, (partially because sometimes when I can't sleep I write about things, and partially because I wanted to learn more about coding), I decided to expand the blog to everything else I think about. I hope you enjoy reading the stuff that I like to write, and, please, reach out if you have any questions or comments.