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Prof. Arthur Miller

New York University School of Law

Faculty Co-Director at New York University School of Law

Arthur Miller CBE is this nation’s leading scholar in the field of civil procedure and is coauthor with the late Charles Wright of Federal Practice and Procedure, the legendary treatise in the field. Professors Miller and Wright are among the most-often cited and well regarded law treatise writers today. Their multi- volume series is an essential reference for judges and lawyers. Arthur Miller is also one of the nation’s most distinguished legal scholars in the areas of civil litigation, copyright and unfair competition, and privacy. He is the author of more than 40 books and numerous articles, including The Assault on Privacy: Computers, Data Banks, and Dossiers, the first book warning of the threat to privacy posed by modern information technology. After earning an AB from the University of Rochester in 1955 with high honors, Prof. Miller found his way to Harvard Law School. He graduated from the institution in 1958, magna cum laude, with an LLB. During his time at the school, he served as the articles editor for the Harvard Law Review. Miller is currently a University Professor at New York University and the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Previously, Miller was the Bruce Bromley Professor of Law at Harvard, where he earned his law degree and taught for 36 years. Prior to joining the faculty there, he taught at the University of Michigan Law School, the University of Minnesota Law School and Columbia Law School. Earlier in his career, he was an associate with Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton.

Miller is the recipient of numerous awards, including five honorary doctorates, three American Bar Association Gavel Awards and a Special Recognition Gavel Award for promoting public understanding of the law. Professor Miller was honored by the Queen of England for his charitable and media work by being named to the Commander of the Order of the British Empire. A renowned commentator on law and society, he won an Emmy for his work on “The Constitution: That Delicate Balance,” one of the several acclaimed PBS series which he has moderated. Miller also served for two decades as the legal editor for ABC’s Good Morning America and hosted several weekly issue shows on national television.

Miller has argued cases in all of the US Circuit Courts of Appeal and several before the US Supreme Court. He has worked in the public interest in the areas of privacy, computers, copyright, and the courts and has served as a member and reporter of the Advisory Committee of Civil Rules of the Judicial Conference of the United States by appointment of two Chief Justices of the United States, as Reporter and Advisor to the American Law Institute, a member of a special advisory group to the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, and as a member of various American Bar Association committees, among others. In addition, Miller was appointed by President Ford as commissioner on the United States Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrighted Work.