Miller is a leading scholar in the field of civil procedure and litigation. He has authored more than 40 books and numerous articles—many of them on the topic of copyright law, unfair competition and privacy including “The Assault on Privacy: Computers, Data Banks, and Dossiers,” published in 1971. Prior to joining NYU, Miller was the Bruce Bromley Professor of Law at Harvard, where he taught for 36 years.
UofL law school dean Susan Duncan said Miller was selected to receive the Brandeis Medal, the law school’s highest honor, because his work is consistent with the values of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, the school’s namesake.
“Professor Miller’s work is truly groundbreaking,” said Duncan. “His work on legal procedure is the go-to reference for judges and lawyers and he was writing about the impact of technology on privacy before any of us had even heard of Google, sent an email or imagined something like the Anthem breach. Privacy was a key principle for which Brandeis was known.”
A frequent commentator on law and society, Miller was moderator of the PBS series “The Constitution: That Delicate Balance,” legal editor for ABC’s Good Morning America and hosted several weekly issue shows on national television. He has argued cases in all of the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal and several cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Brandeis Medal award celebration is open to the public, includes a reception and dinner, begins at 6 p.m. and costs $60. Miller’s talk with be an informal discussion where he will be joined by five panelists. Reservations should be made before April 1 by calling 502-852-1230.