NYU Professor Arthur Miller named 2015 Brandeis Medal recipient
The Louis D. Brandeis School of Law will award its 2015 Brandeis Medal to NYU Law School Professor Arthur R. Miller on April 8, 2015.
Miller is a leading scholar in the field of civil procedure. He is coauthor, with the late Charles Wright, of Federal Practice and Procedure. He has also authored more than 40 books and numerous articles, including “The Assault on Privacy: Computers, Data Banks, and Dossiers,” warning of the threat to privacy posed by information technology.
Miller is one of the nation’s most distinguished legal scholars in the areas of civil litigation, copyright and unfair competition and privacy. He was selected to receive the Brandeis Medal this year because his work is consistent with the values of Justice Brandeis. For example, his “The Assault on Privacy” book – published in 1971 – pursued Justice Brandeis’s early concerns about privacy and foreshadowed emerging concerns about technology breaches.
Because 2015 is the 50th anniversary of landmark privacy decision, Griswold v. Connecticut, it is especially appropriate to recognize Professor Miller for his early awareness of the issues raised by developing technologies.
In addition, Professor Miller's work on PBS and elsewhere as a “teacher of the law to the general public” reflects Brandeis's beliefs in educating the public about legal matters. Prior to joining NYU’s Law School, Miller was the Bruce Bromley Professor of Law at Harvard, where he taught for 36 years.
At this year’s presentation, which begins with a reception at 6 p.m. at the Seelbach Hotel, Miller will be joined by four panelists with a range of perspectives for an hour-long Fred Friendly-style discussion.
The cost per person for this event is $60. Please register before April 1. More information is available by calling 502-852-1230.