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Arthur R. Miller to Deliver 2017 Rubin Lecture on March 8

The Judge Alvin B. and Janice G.Rubin
Visiting Professor of Law Lecture

Arthur R. Miller
Professor at NYU Law

March 8, 2017
5 p.m.

McKernan Auditorium
LSU Law Center
1 E. Campus Drive

Parking is available at LSU Union Square, located on East Campus Drive next to the Law Center.

Arthur R. Miller — one of the nation’s most distinguished legal scholars in the areas of civil litigation, copyright, unfair competition, and privacy — will present the Judge Alvin B. and Janice G. Rubin Visiting Professor of Law Lecture on March 8 at the LSU Law Center.

The Judge Alvin B. and Janice G. Rubin Visiting Professor of Law Program provides funds to bring outstanding legal scholars to the LSU Law Center. Judge Rubin served as United States Circuit Judge for the Fifth Cirtcuit Court of Appeals and was a former United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Louisiana. He was valedictorian of his law school class, graduated The Order of the Coif, and served as editor of the Louisiana Law Review. He was an adjunct professor at LSU Law Center for 43 consecutive years.

Miller is the author of more than 40 books and numerous articles, including “The Assault on Privacy: Computers, Data Banks, and Dossiers,” the first book warning of the threat to privacy posed by modern information technology. Miller is currently a University Professor at New York University and the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies. This professorship is conferred on outstanding scholars in recognition of the interdisciplinary dimension and breadth of their work. Previously, Miller was the Bruce Bromley Professor of Law at Harvard, where he earned his law degree and taught for 36 years.

Miller is the recipient of numerous awards, including five honorary doctorates, three American Bar Association Gavel Awards and a Special Recognition Gavel Award for promoting public understanding of the law. He recently was honored by the Queen Elizabeth II for his charitable and media work by being named to the Commander of the Order of the British Empire. A renowned commentator on law and society, he won an Emmy for his work on The Constitution: That Delicate Balance, one of the several acclaimed PBS series which he has moderated. Miller also served for two decades as the legal editor for ABC’s Good Morning America and hosted several weekly issue shows on national television.

Miller has argued cases in all of the US Circuit Courts of Appeal and several before the US Supreme Court. He has worked in the public interest in the areas of privacy, computers, copyright, and the courts and 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, as reporter and adviser to the American Law Institute, a member of a special advisory group to the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, and as a member of various American Bar Association committees, among others. In addition, Miller was appointed by President Ford as commissioner on the United States Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrighted Work.