Professor Samuel Issacharoff, Faculty Co-Director
Samuel Issacharoff is the Reiss Professor of Constitutional Law. His wide-ranging research deals with issues in civil procedure (especially complex litigation and class actions), law and economics, constitutional law, particularly with regard to voting rights and electoral systems, and employment law. He is one of the pioneers in the law of the political process, where his Law of Democracy casebook (co-authored with Stanford’s Pam Karlan and NYU’s Richard Pildes) and dozens of articles have helped to create a vibrant new area of constitutional law. He is also a leading figure in the field of procedure, both in the academy and outside. He served as the Reporter for the Principles of the Law of Aggregate Litigation of the American Law Institute.
Professor Issacharoff is a 1983 graduate of the Yale Law School. After clerking, he spent the early part of his career as a voting rights lawyer. He then began his teaching career at the University of Texas in 1989, where he held the Joseph D. Jamail Centennial Chair in Law. In 1999, he moved to Columbia Law School, where he was the Harold R. Medina Professor of Procedural Jurisprudence. His published articles appear in every leading law review, as well as in leading journals in other fields. Professor Issacharoff is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Professor Arthur Miller, Faculty Co-Director
Arthur Miller CBE is this nation’s leading scholar in the field of civil procedure and is coauthor with the late Charles Wright of Federal Practice and Procedure, the legendary treatise in the field. Professors Miller and Wright are among the most-often cited and well regarded law treatise writers today. Their multi- volume series is an essential reference for judges and lawyers. Arthur Miller is also one of the nation’s most distinguished legal scholars in the areas of civil litigation, copyright and unfair competition, and privacy. He 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 in- terdisciplinary 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 numer- ous awards, including five honorary doctorates, three American Bar Association Gavel Awards and a Special Recognition Gavel Award for promoting public understanding of the law.
Professor Miller was honored by the Queen of England 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 soci- ety, 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 United States by appointment of two Chief Justices of the United States, as Reporter and Advisor 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.
Professor Geoffrey Miller, Faculty Co-Director
Geoffrey Miller is author or editor of eight books and more than 200 articles in the fields of compliance and risk management, financial institutions, corporate and securities law, constitutional law, civil procedure, legal history, jurisprudence, and ancient law. He has taught a wide range of subjects including property, corporations, compliance and risk management, financial institutions, land development, securities, the legal profession, and legal theory. Miller received his BA magna cum laude from Princeton University in 1973 and his JD from Columbia Law School in 1978, where he was a Stone Scholar and editor-in-chief of the Columbia Law Review. He clerked for Judge Carl McGowan of the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit and Justice Byron White of the US Supreme Court. After two years as an attorney adviser at the Office of Legal Counsel of the US Department of Justice and one year with a Washington, DC, law firm, he joined the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School in 1983, where he served as associate dean, director of the Program in Law and Economics, and editor of the Journal of Legal Studies. He joined the faculty of NYU School of Law in 1995. Miller has been a visiting professor or visiting scholar at Columbia University, Harvard University, University of Minnesota, University of Basel, University of Genoa, University of St. Gallen, University of Frankfurt, Study Center Gerzensee, Collegio Carlo Alberto, University of Sydney, University of Auckland, and the Bank of Japan. Miller is a founder of the Society for Empirical Legal Studies, co-convener of the Global Economic Policy Forum, director of the NYU Law Center for Financial Institutions, and co-director of the NYU Law Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement. He serves on the board of directors of State Farm Bank. In 2011, Miller was elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.