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School of Law to Host Talk by Famed Legal Commentator Arthur Miller

Published: February 15, 2019 | Categories: All News, Law
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The School of Law will host a talk by Professor Arthur Miller on Monday, February 25 at noon in the Law School Common. Miller's talk, entitled "What are Courts For?", is sponsored by the law school's Clason Speaker Series. The event is free and open to the public

A transformation is taking place in civil litigation in the United States, particularly in the federal courts. In many respects, it is restricting access to the courts for the vast majority of our citizens. Miller will explore what it means for the legal profession, especially for those coming into it now and in the next few years.

Miller is one of the nation's most distinguished legal scholars in the areas of civil litigation, copyright, unfair competition, and privacy. A renowned commentator on law and society, he won an Emmy for his work on PBS's The Constitution: That Delicate Balance and served for two decades as the legal editor for ABC's Good Morning America. He is on the faculty of New York University School of Law, having joined NYU from Harvard Law School, where he earned his law degree and taught for 36 years.

For more than 30 years, the Clason Speaker Series has provided a venue for thought-provoking discussion on current legal topics. The series is named after Charles R. Clason, a prominent local attorney and member of the U.S. House of Representatives who served as Dean of the School of Law from 1954 to 1970. All Clason Speaker Series events are open to students, alumni, the University community, and the general public.

For more information, call 413-782-1439 or the email Professor Matthew Charity