February 27, 2018

Professor Arthur R. Miller to give Higgins Distinguished Visitor Lecture

Leading civil procedure scholar and Emmy winner Professor Arthur R. Miller will present “Reflections on the State of Our Civil Justice System” at Lewis & Clark Law School on March 13.

Leading civil procedure scholar and Emmy winner Professor Arthur R. Miller will present the Higgins Distinguished Visitor Lecture at Lewis & Clark Law School on March 13. His talk will be in conversation-style and is titled “Reflections on the State of Our Civil Justice System.”

Miller and the late Charles Wright co-authored Federal Practice and Procedure, one of the most renowned and well-cited law treatise in the field. The author of more than 40 books and legal articles, Miller is a law professor at New York University and the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies. He previously taught at Harvard Law School as the Bruce Bromley Professor of Law for 36 years, where he earned his law degree.

In 2011, he was named to the Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II for his charitable and media work. Miller has won numerous awards, including an Emmy for his work on “The Constitution: That Delicate Balance,” five honorary doctorates, and three American Bar Association Gavel Awards.

A seasoned litigator, Miller has argued cases in all of the US Circuit Courts of Appeal and several before the US Supreme Court. His public interest work involves the areas of privacy, computers, copyright and the courts.

He has served as a member and reporter of the Advisory Committee of Civil Rules of the Judicial Conference of the US by appointment of two chief justices of the United States, reporter and advisor to the American Law Institute and a member of special advisory group to the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court.

Each year, the law school provides Lewis & Clark and the surrounding community with the opportunity to interact with leading legal scholars from around the world through the Higgins Distinguished Visitor Lecture. Endowed by a grant from the Lorene Sails Higgins Charitable Trust, past speakers have included Yale law professor Roberta Romano and University of San Diego Professor and Life Trustee, Carr Ferguson.

Miller’s weeklong campus visit will include several class visits and meetings with faculty in addition to the Higgins lecture.

Register for this event by sending an RSVP email to lawevent@lclark.edu


The 2018 Higgins Distinguished Visitor Lecture will be held at 6 p.m. on March 13 at Lewis & Clark Law School. A reception will follow.

Event Cost

Free and open to the public. This program has applied for one General MCLE Credit through the Oregon State Bar.

Event Contact

Kerry Rowand