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Arthur R. Miller, Renowned Legal Scholar and Commentator, to deliver Gauthier Lecture

February 14, 2008 6:30 AM

“The Litigation Explosion – Myth or Reality?”

NEW ORLEANS, LA – Arthur R. Miller - one of the nation's most distinguished legal scholars in the areas of civil procedure, copyright, and privacy, and a renowned commentator on the law and society – will deliver this year’s Gauthier Lecture entitled “The Litigation Explosion – Myth or Reality?” The event will take place on Tuesday, February 26, at 5:00 p.m. in Room 110 of Weinmann Hall, 6329 Freret. A reception will follow.

A University Professor at New York University School of Law and the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies, Professor Miller was previously the Bruce Bromley Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, where he taught from 1971 until joining the NYU faculty in 2007. Before joining the Harvard faculty, he practiced law in New York City and taught at the University of Minnesota and the University of Michigan. Among lawyers he is nationally known for his work on federal court procedure, a subject on which he has authored or co-authored more than forty books. The general public, however, knows him for his work on the right of privacy, a topic on which he has written, testified, debated, and helped formulate legislation. His book, The Assault on Privacy: Computers, Data Banks, and Dossiers (1971), is widely cited and regarded.

Professor Miller also carries on an active law practice, particularly in the federal appellate courts. He has argued in all of the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal and before the Supreme Court. Among the numerous professional positions he has held are those of Commissioner on the United States Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrighted Works, Reporter for and member of the Advisory Committee on Civil Rules of the Judicial Conference of the United States, and Reporter for the American Law Institute’s Project on Complex Litigation. Professor Miller is a critically acclaimed legal writer and commentator, having contributed to numerous media outlets, including ABC, PBS, Court TV, among others. For many years, Professor Miller was the legal editor of ABC’s Good Morning America and hosted a program on the Courtroom Television Network. Professor Miller received his B.A. from the University of Rochester in 1955, and his law degree from the Harvard Law School, magna cum laude, in 1958.

The Gauthier Lecture operates under the sponsorship of the Wendell H. Gauthier Center for Applied Trial Advocacy. This event is free and open to the public.