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Faculty Profile

Marc L. Miller

Dean & Ralph W. Bilby Professor of Law


E-mail:  Marc L. Miller
Office Number: 273
Office Phone: 520-621-1498

Courses Taught:
Law Review - Law 622

Curriculum Vitae
SSRN Published Papers

Biographical Information

Marc L. Miller is the Dean & Ralph W. Bilby Professor of Law at the University of Arizona College of Law. Dean Miller taught at Emory University Law School from 1988-2005, where he served as Associate Dean for Faculty and Scholarship (2003-2005). He is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School and Pomona College, and grew up in Los Angeles.

Dean Miller writes and teaches about environmental law and policy and criminal law and policy. He is the author of more than 70 articles and essays on a wide range of environmental, criminal justice, immigration and legal theory topics. He is editor of several casebooks on criminal procedure and sentencing, and co-founded the Federal Sentencing Reporter, the leading journal on sentencing law and policy and a joint project of the Vera Institute of Justice and the University of California Press. He currently serves as a series editor for Summits - books focused on the intersection of environmental science, law, and policy.

Dean Miller's scholarship addresses the nature of law. On the criminal side, current work includes a series of articles on the role and regulation of prosecutorial discretion, including a multi-year empirical evaluation of prosecutorial decision-making. At a more general theoretical level, this work deals with policymaking within executive branch agencies, especially in those areas not readily amenable to external judicial or legislative review. His environmental work highlights topics at the intersection of environmental science, policy, and law with special attention to the concept of sustainability and to the relationship between science and environmental policy-making. Much of his environmental work is done in collaboration with natural and social scientists.

At Arizona, Dean Miller serves as co-director of the Arizona Law Program in Criminal Law and Policy, and has joint and affiliated appointments with the University of Arizona Institute of the Environment, the Environmental Health Sciences Program of the University of Arizona Zuckerman School of Public Health, and with the Global Change PhD minor, among other programs and institutes. He serves on various university committees, including a workgroup through the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship at the Eller College of Management to create a new Masters program focusing on capitalizing ventures. He also serves on the steering committee developing a new graduate degree certificate program in American Indian natural resource, and as Associate Director for Interdisciplinary Education for the Arizona Telemedicine Program.

Before teaching, Dean Miller served as law clerk to Chief Judge John Godbold of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, as Attorney-Advisor in the Office of Legal Counsel of the U.S. Department of Justice, and as Special Counsel at the Vera Institute of Justice in New York. Dean Miller has been a visiting professor at Stanford Law School and Duke Law School. Dean Miller is a member of the American Law Institute (ALI), and an advisor to various criminal justice and environmental publications and organizations.


University of Chicago Law School, J.D. (1984) Managing & Book Review Editor, Chicago Law Review
Pomona College, B.A. Politics, Philosophy & Economics (1981) 

Professional Work Experience

Dean & Ralph W. Bilby Professor of Law, James E. Rogers College of Law, 2013 -
Interim Dean & Ralph W. Bilby Professor of Law, James E. Rogers College of Law, 2012 - 2013
Vice Dean, James E. Rogers College of Law, 2011 - 2012
Ralph W. Bilby Professor of Law, James E. Rogers College of Law, 2006 - present
Ralph W. Bilby Visiting Professor of Law, James E. Rogers College of Law, 2005 - 2006
Associate Dean for Faculty and Scholarship, Emory University School of Law, 2003 - 2005
Professor of Law, Emory University School of Law, 1988 - 2005
Visiting Associate Professor, Duke Law School, Spring 1998
Visiting Scholar, Stanford Law School, 1995 - 1996
Special Counsel, Vera Institute of Justice, New York, 1987 - 1988
Attorney-Advisor, Office of Legal Counsel, United States Department of Justice, Washington, D.C., 1985 - 1987
Law Clerk, Chief Judge John C. Godbold, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, Montgomery, Ala., 1984 - 1985

Representative Publications

Criminal Procedures: Cases, Statutes & Executive Materials (4th ed., 2011) (co-author, with Ronald F. Wright).
The Worldwide Accountability Deficit of Prosecutors, 67 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 1587 (2010) (co-author, with Ronald F. Wright). http://law.wlu.edu/deptimages/Law%20Review/67-4WrightMiller.pdf
Climate Change and the Practice of Law, 47 Ariz. Atty. 30 (Oct. 2010) (co-author, with Jonathan T. Overpeck). http://www.myazbar.org/AZAttorney/PDF_Articles/1010ClimChangeAuthor.pdf
Sentencing Law and Policy: Cases, Statutes, and Guidelines (2d ed. 2007) (co-author, with Nora V. Demleitner, Douglas A. Berman, & Ronald F. Wright).
Harmful Invasive Species: Legal Responses (2004) (co-editor, with Robert N. Fabian).
State Governance: Leadership on Climate Change, in Agenda for a Sustainable America 441 (John C. Dernbach ed., 2009) (co-author, with Kirsten H. Engel).
The Black Box, 94 Iowa L. Rev. 125 (2008) (co-author, with Ronald F. Wright).
Dead Wrong, 2008 Utah L. Rev. 89 (co-author, with Ronald F. Wright).
Leaky Floors: State Law Below Federal Constitutional Limits, 50 Ariz. L. Rev. 227 (2008) (co-author, with Ronald F. Wright).
Complete List of Publications


Speaker, See No Evil (Villanova Law School, Feb. 2, 2008). 
Speaker, Subjective and Objective Perspectives on Judicial and Prosecutorial Sentencing Discretion (Stanford Criminal Justice Center, Executive Sessions, Sept. 7, 2007), reported at http://www.law.stanford.edu/program/centers/scjc/pdf/090707_Report_Analysis_lr.pdf
Speaker, Reasons Behind Prosecutor's Declination Decisions (First Annual Empirical Legal Studies Conf., Univ. Tex. Oct. 27 - 28, 2006). 
Speaker, Tort Claims For Harm From Invasive Species (American Law Inst./ABA Workshop on Endangered Species, Washington, D.C., Apr. 8 - 9, 2005). 
Speaker, 'Lawless' Prosecutorial Power and Reason as Law (Hoffinger Criminal Justice Colloquium Lecture, N.Y. Univ. School of Law, Mar. 29, 2005). 
Speaker, Hidden Wisdom: Accessibility and Transparency of Sentencing Information (Columbia Law School, Jan. 2005). 


The Edge book series (volumes on Environmental Science, Law & Policy), a joint project of the Institute for the Environment & Society, the James E. Rogers College of Law, the Biosphere 2 Institute, and the University of Arizona Press 2007 - present
Series Editor
University of Arizona Institute for the Environment and Society (IES) 2007 - present
Associated Faculty
Max Planck Institute, Concepts for a European Criminal Justice System Project 2006 - 2008
American Law Institute Elected May 2002
World Association of International Studies (California Institute of International Studies) Elected 1996
Galapagos Coalition 1995 - present
Co-founder, with Dr. Gregory Aplet & Dr Matthew James (see www.galapagoscoalitiong.org)

Public Service

Federal Sentencing Reporter Founding Editor, 1988 - 1995; Senior Advisor/Editor Emeritus, 1996 - present
Division Chair (Sentencing), American Society of Criminology, Atlanta, Georgia Nov. 7 - 10, 2001
Advisory Board, Ohio State Journal Of Criminal Law
Lead counsel, United States v. Charlie Liteky (11th Cir.) 2000 - 2001 See www.law.emory.edu/~mmiller/
Co-Chair (non-federal), Policy & Regulation Working Group, National Invasive Species Council 2000
Board member, Turner Environmental Law Clinic 1998 - 2006 Advisor, Cumberland Island project
Clinton-Gore Transition Team Justice & Civil Rights Cluster, Sentencing and Punishment Policy Group, Principal Drafter (December 1992).

Institutional Service

Co-Director, University of Arizona Rogers College of Law Program on Criminal Law & Policy (CL&P) 2007 - present


Last Updated: 05/30/2013