Paul B. Miller

Associate Dean for International and Graduate Programs
Professor of Law

Office: 3158 Eck Hall Of Law
Phone: 574-631-1516
Email: paul.miller@nd.edu
Staff Assistant: Alicia Cummins
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Paul B. Miller is Associate Dean for International and Graduate Programs and Professor of Law at Notre Dame Law School. A graduate of Cambridge University (M.Phil.) and the University of Toronto (M.A., J.D., & Ph.D.), Miller is a private law theorist whose work focuses on philosophical questions in equity, fiduciary law, trust law, and corporate law.

Miller co-organizes the leading annual conferences in his fields - the North American Workshop on Private Law Theory, the Fiduciary Law Workshop, and the International Fiduciary Law Conference. He is also routinely involved in the organization of occasional workshops on various topics in fiduciary law and private law theory.

Miller has worked with several collaborators in producing a series of important volumes, including: Philosophical Foundations of Fiduciary Law (Oxford University Press, 2014), Contract, Status, and Fiduciary Law (Oxford University Press, 2016), Fiduciary Government (Cambridge University Press, 2018) and The Oxford Handbook of Fiduciary Law (Oxford University Press, 2019). He is currently working on two further volumes: Civil Wrongs and Justice in Private Law, with John Oberdiek (for Oxford University Press) and Fiduciaries and Trust, with Matthew Harding (for Cambridge University Press).

Miller has been invited to undertake visiting appointments or to present his work at universities around the world, including Harvard University, University of Melbourne, Oxford University, University of Toronto, and Tel Aviv University. His articles and essays have also been published in prominent journals and edited collections.

Scholarship

Upcoming Events

Co-organizer, Workshop: Civil Wrongs and Justice in Private Law, Rutgers Law School, October 2018.

Co-organizer, Workshop: North American Workshop on Private Law Theory VI, Yale Law School, October 2018.

Co-Organizer, Workshop: International Fiduciary Law Conference II, Hong Kong University Faculty of Law, December 2018.

Co-organizer, Workshop: Fiduciaries and Trust: Ethics, Politics, Economics and Law, Melbourne Law School, December 2018.


Works in Progress

Torts Against the State, for PB Miller and JFK Oberdiek, eds., Civil Wrongs and Justice in Private Law (Oxford UP) (with Jeffrey Pojanowski).

Political (Dis)Trust and Fiduciary Government, for PB Miller and M Harding, eds., Fiduciaries and Trust: Ethics, Politics, Economics and Law (Cambridge UP).

Toward an Integrative Theory of the Corporation, for DB Kelly, AS Gold, JH Goldberg, ES Sherwin and HE Smith, eds., The Oxford Handbook of the New Private Law (Oxford UP).

Areas of Expertise

  • Agency
  • Fiduciary Law
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Trusts & Estates