Paul B. Miller

Paul B. Miller

Associate Dean for International and Graduate Programs
Professor of Law

Office: 2160 Eck Hall Of Law
Phone: 574-631-1516
Staff Assistant: Carla Siler
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Paul B. Miller is Professor of Law and Associate Dean for International & Graduate Programs at Notre Dame Law School, where he also serves as Director of the Notre Dame Program on Private Law. Miller taught previously at McGill University in Montréal and has held visiting appointments at the University of Melbourne, Peking University, and Tel Aviv University. Miller is a private law theorist whose work focuses primarily on philosophical questions in equity, fiduciary law, trust law, and corporate law. His books include Philosophical Foundations of Fiduciary Law, The Oxford Handbook of Fiduciary Law, and Civil Wrongs and Justice in Private Law. Miller is a member of the Editorial Board of the American Journal of Jurisprudence and serves (with John Oberdiek) as the General Editor for Oxford Private Law Theory and the associated series, Oxford Studies in Private Law Theory, both published by Oxford University Press.


Upcoming Events 

Co-organizer, North American Workshop on Private Law Theory VIII, Brooklyn Law School, New York, October 2021.

Co-organizer, International Fiduciary Law Conference IV, Melbourne Law School, Melbourne, VIC (Australia), December 2021.

Co-organizer, Workshop on Methodology in Private Law Theory, Bucerius Law School, Hamburg (Germany), May 2022.

Co-organizer, Workshop on Interstitial Private Law, University of Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway (Italy), November 2022.

Works in Progress 

Getting into Equity, __ Notre Dame Law Review __ (2022) (Fed Courts Symposium, forthcoming) (w/ Samuel Bray)

The Internal Point of View in Private Law, 67 American Journal of Jurisprudence __ (forthcoming) (w/ Jeff Pojanowski)

The New Formalism in Private Law, 66 American Journal of Jurisprudence __ (forthcoming)

Business Judgment and Fiduciary Liability, for M. Petrin and C. Witting, eds., Research Handbook on Corporate Liability (Elgar, forthcoming).

Oxford Studies in Private Law Theory, Vol. II (Oxford UP, forthcoming 2022) (edited with John Oberdiek).

Interstitial Private Law (Oxford UP, forthcoming 2023) (edited with Samuel Bray, John Goldberg and Henry Smith).

Areas of Expertise

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

In the News

Two Notre Dame Law faculty write chapters in Handbook on Corporate Purpose and Personhood, ND Law School News, November 3, 2021

Paul Miller’s book 'Fiduciaries and Trust' published by Cambridge University Press, ND Law School News, September 17, 2020

Paul Miller publishes 'Civil Wrongs and Justice in Private Law' with Oxford University Press, ND Law School News, September 2, 2020

Why Controlling Shareholders Are Not Fiduciaries (authored by Paul Miller), Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog, March 9, 2020

Corporations Do Matter in Private Law Theory (co-authored by Paul Miller), Oxford Business Law Blog, December 20, 2019

The Rise of Fiduciary Law as a Field of Study (co-authored by Paul Miller), Columbia Law School Blue Sky Blog, October 3, 2019

ND Program on Private Law launches new series on private law theory, ND Law School News, September 25, 2019

Notre Dame Program on Private Law hosts Legal Ethics and Fiduciaries Workshop in Ireland, ND Law School News, September 5, 2019

ND Law School makes its mark on the study of fiduciary law, ND Law School News, April 22, 2019

Peking University Law School appoints Professor Paul Miller to Global Faculty, ND Law School News, December 11, 2018

Professor Paul Miller to edit new book series for Oxford University Press, ND Law School News, November 21, 2018

ND Law School launches new Program on Private Law, ND Law School News, November 7, 2018