Arthur R. Miller has been appointed as a University Professor to the faculty of the NYU School of Law and the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies. He will begin teaching courses on civil procedure and complex litigation at the School of Law in fall 2007, and he will work with the School of Continuing and Professional Studies in developing a series of public programs as the Director of Dialogues on Law, Society, and the Future.
Arthur R. Miller - one of the nation’s most distinguished legal scholars in the areas of civil litigation, copyright, and privacy, and a renowned commentator on the law and society - has been appointed as a University Professor to the faculty of the NYU School of Law and the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies. He will begin teaching courses on civil procedure and complex litigation at the School of Law in fall 2007, and he will work with the School of Continuing and Professional Studies in developing a series of public programs as the Director of Dialogues on Law, Society, and the Future.
Professor Miller is the Bruce Bromley Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where he has taught since 1971. He has continued to practice law, and has argued cases in all the U.S. Courts of Appeals and before the Supreme Court. He is one of the most widely recognized and highly regarded legal commentators in the nation, having moderated PBS’ “Media and Society” Socratic dialogues, served for more than 20 years as legal editor for ABC’s Good Morning, America, made numerous appearances on Court TV, and hosted the syndicated program “Miller’s Court.”
The title of University Professor is a university-wide award conferred upon outstanding scholars in recognition of the interdisciplinary dimension of breadth of their work. There are currently 24 University Professors at NYU
NYU President John Sexton said, “I am so pleased that Arthur Miller has accepted our invitation to become a member of the NYU community. He is not only a superb legal scholar, a mesmerizing legal educator, and a great lawyer, he is also among that handful of people who can explore legal topics in a public forum in a manner that is vivid and captivating, that is respectful of the law and the issues, and that is respectful of the audience. I began teaching law 25 years ago and have taught many students, but I am often humbled by the thought of how many people in our nation have come to better understand the role of the law in our society thanks to his clear but thoughtful and nuanced explorations and explanations on PBS, ABC, and Court TV.”
Richard Revesz, dean of the NYU School of Law, said, “Arthur Miller is legendary in the field of civil procedure, having influenced generations of law students, lawyers, and academics, as well as a more general audience, through his teaching, scholarship, and public appearances. A seasoned practitioner, Professor Miller has sharpened his skills in courtrooms across the country, and in the classroom he has excited generations of students about the most fundamental theories underlying the rules of law. The Law School has assembled the strongest civil procedure group in the country, and I cannot think of a better addition than Arthur Miller. We are thrilled to have him.”
Robert Lapiner, dean of the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies, said, “Our School has a unique dual role of educating undergraduate and graduate students in professional fields and of providing a broad range of higher learning opportunities for the public at large. As a greatly admired scholar and teacher, peerless moderator, and media savant, Professor Miller will be instrumental in helping us advance the vital public service mission of citizen education, and illuminate informed opinion about critical issues affecting civil society.”
Arthur Miller has taught at the Harvard Law School since 1971, and he is currently the Bruce Bromley Professor of Law there. Prior to that, he was a professor at the University of Michigan Law School, and before that he was an associate professor at the University of Minnesota Law School. Before coming to Minnesota, he was a lecturer at the Columbia University School of Law and associate director of its Project on International Procedure. Prior to that, he was an associate at the law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen and Hamilton in New York.
Professor Miller is the author of more than 40 books and many articles on civil procedure, copyright and unfair competition, remedies, and privacy. These include The Assault on Privacy: Computers, Data Banks, and Dossiers (1971, University of Michigan Press); Civil Procedure: Cases and Materials, (with J.H. Friedenthal, J. Sexton, and H. Hershkoff; 1967-2007 (nine editions)); Federal Practice and Procedure (with C.A. Wright, some with E.H. Cooper, M.K. Kane, and R. Marcus; 1968-2007, West Publishing Co. (more than thirty-five volumes)); Intellectual Property: Patents, Trademarks and Copyright in a Nutshell (with M.H. Davis, 1998-2007, West Publishing Co. (four editions)), among many others.
He is the recipient of many awards and honors, including five honorary doctorates, the Hutchinson Medal for Distinguished Public Service from the University of Rochester, an Emmy for his work in “The Constitution: That Delicate Balance,” three American Bar Association Gavel Awards and a Special Recognition Gavel Award for promoting public understanding of the law, among others. In addition, Professor Miller has served as commissioner on the United States Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrighted Works, the reporter for and member of the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules of the Judicial Conference of the United States, the reporter for the American Law Institute’s Project on Complex Litigation, a member of Special Advisory Group to the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court on Federal Civil Litigation, and a member of the American Bar Association Special Committee on Complex and Multidistrict Litigation, among other assignments.
Professor Miller received his B.A. from the University of Rochester, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa, in 1955. He received his law degree from the Harvard Law School, magna cum laude, in 1958; he was the articles editor of the Harvard Law Review.