Arthur R. Miller to be Honored at NYU Law School Ceremony on Wednesday, April 14


On Wednesday, April, 14, Arthur R. Miller will be honored by the Annual Survey of American Law, a student-edited journal at the New York University School of Law. Each volume of the Annual Survey is dedicated to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to American law. Examples of prior dedicatees include Thurgood Marshall, Martin Lipton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Antonin Scalia, and Stephen Breyer.

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WHAT:  On Wednesday, April, 14, Arthur R. Miller will be honored by the Annual Survey of American Law, a student-edited journal at the New York University School of Law. Each volume of the Annual Survey is dedicated to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to American law. Examples of prior dedicatees include Thurgood Marshall, Martin Lipton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Antonin Scalia, and Stephen Breyer.

WHO:  Professor Miller is a singular figure in American law and culture. He is renowned -- as both a scholar and a practitioner -- for his expertise in civil procedure, complex litigation, copyright law, and the law of privacy. He is the author of more than 40 books, among them a casebook on civil procedure used at virtually every U.S. law school and the multi-volume treatise Federal Practice and Procedure, widely regarded as the foremost authority on its subject. At the same time, he has long played a highly visible role explaining and interpreting law for the general public. He served, for example, as legal editor of Good Morning America, on ABC TV for more than twenty years; host of his own show, Millers Law, on Court TV; and a moderator on numerous shows for public television.  Miller has received two Emmy awards and several ABA Gavel awards for promoting public understanding of the law. He has served all three branches of the federal government on a variety of public interest matters. In 2007, after 35 years at the Harvard Law School, Professor Miller joined the faculty of NYU Law as a University Professor, a distinguished position reserved for those whose work encompasses multiple disciplines. Along with his academic duties, Professor Miller serves as Special Counsel to the class-action law firm Milberg LLP, and heads the firm’s appellate practice. Professor Miller’s influence also extends to the art world. For years, he admired and collected the works one of the greatest Japanese woodblock print artists, Utagawa Kuniyoshi. He gave the complete collection of over 1,800 prints to the British Museum, and they were first exhibited at the Royal Academy in London last spring; they are now on display at the Japan Society in New York City.

Opening remarks at this year’s Annual Survey dedication will be delivered by Richard Revesz, Dean and Lawrence King Professor of Law, New York University School of Law, and Danielle Kantor, Editor-in-Chief of the Annual Survey. Friends and colleagues of Professor Miller scheduled to offer remarks at the ceremony are:

·         Brad N. Friedman, Partner, Milberg LLP

·         Charles Gibson, Former Anchor, ABC’s Good Morning America and World News

·         Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of the United States

·         Henry B. Gutman, Partner, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

·         Robert D. Sack, Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

·         John Sexton, President, New York University; Dean Emeritus, New York University School of Law; Benjamin F. Butler Professor of Law

·         David  L. Shapiro, William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law Emeritus, Harvard Law School; Faculty in Residence, New York University School of Law

·         Linda J. Silberman, Martin Lipton Professor of Law, New York University School of Law

·         Jeffrey Toobin, Senior Analyst, CNN Worldwide; Legal Analyst, The New Yorker

WHEN:  Wednesday, April 14, 2010, 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

WHERE: NYU School of Law (Tishman Auditorium), 40 Washington Square West, New York, NY

This event will be on the record. Members of the media interested in attending should contact Michael Orey at 212-998-6849 or michael.orey@nyu.edu

 

 

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