Miller has argued cases in all of the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals and several before the U.S. Supreme Court. He has served as a Member and Reporter for the Advisory Committee of Civil Rules of the Judicial Conference of the United States. President Gerald Ford also appointed Miller as commissioner of the United States Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrighted Works.
Professor Miller is a leading scholar in the field of American civil procedure, a University Professor at New York University, and Chairman of The NYU Sports & Society Program. Prior to that, he was the Bruce Bromley Professor of Law at Harvard Law School (1971-2007). Miller is a coauthor of Federal Practice and Procedure, which is often considered the most notable source for practicing in the federal courts and is an essential reference for judges and lawyers worldwide. Miller is also one of the nation’s most distinguished legal scholars in the areas of civil litigation, copyright and unfair competition, privacy and, most recently, sports law. He has authored more than 40 books and numerous scholarly articles, including The Assault on Privacy: Computers, Data Banks, and Dossiers (University of Michigan Press, 1971) and Miller’s Court (Plume, 1983).
Professor Miller is the recipient of many honors, including six honorary doctorates, three American Bar Association Gavel Awards, and a Special Recognition Gavel Award for promoting public understanding of the law. Recently, Queen Elizabeth II bestowed on him the prestigious honor of Commander of the Order of the British Empire (2011). A renowned commentator on law and society, Miller has also moderated several acclaimed PBS series, including “The Constitution: That Delicate Balance,” “Managing Our Miracles: Health Care in America” and “The Presidency.” He won an Emmy Award for “The Sovereign Self.” He further served for two decades as the on-air legal editor for ABC’s “Good Morning America.”