Arthur R. Miller: The Independent Institute

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Arthur R. Miller
Arthur R. Miller

Arthur R. Miller is University Professor at New York University and Chairman of the NYU Sports & Society Program, who was formerly the Bruce Bromley Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. He has also practiced law in New York City and taught at the University of Minnesota and University of Michigan.

Professor Miller is nationally known for his work on court procedure, on which he is the author of over twenty-five books, including the multi-volume series, Federal Practice and Procedure (with Charles Alan Wright), plus the right of privacy, especially his book, The Assault on Privacy: Computers, Data Banks and Dossiers. Also renowned for his expertise on copyright, computers and the courts, he has been a member of the U.S. Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrighted Works, member of the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules for the U.S. Supreme Court, and Reporter for the American Law Institute’s Project on Complex Litigation. For eight years, Professor Miller hosted the weekly television program, Miller’s Court, on Court TV, and from 1987 to 1989, he moderated the nationally syndicated TV program, Headlines on Trial. He has also been moderator for numerous, acclaimed PBS series, including The Constitution: That Delicate Balance, Managing Our Miracles: Health Care in America, The Presidency, and The Sovereign Self, for which he won an Emmy Award.

He is the recipient of six honorary doctorates, three American Bar Association Gavel Awards, and a Special Recognition Gavel Award for promoting public understanding of the law, dedicatee 67th volume of the New York University Annual Survey of American Law, which is dedicated to a preeminent jurist, scholar, or legal practitioner, and most recently, Queen Elizabeth II with the advice of her government bestowed on him the prestigious honor of Commander of the Order of the British Empire.