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: For all questions related to International & Graduate programs, contact Emily Saavedra. For all other questions, contact Alicia Cummins.
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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, Workshop: Oxford Studies in Private Law Theory, University of Notre Dame London Global Gateway (UK), August 2019.

Co-organizer, Workshop: North American Workshop on Private Law Theory VII, Western University (Canada), October 2019.

Co-organizer, Workshop: International Fiduciary Law Conference III, Trinity College, University of Cambridge (UK), December 2019.

Co-organizer, Symposium on Andrew Gold’s The Right of Redress, School of Law, King’s College London (UK), December 2019.

Co-organizer, Workshop: Interstitial Private Law, University of Notre Dame Rome Global Gateway (Italy), November 2020.

Works in Progress 

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

The Corporation as a Category in Private Law, for B Zipursky and H Dagan, eds., Research Handbook on Private Law Theories (Elgar) (with Andrew Gold).

Equity, Majoritarian Governance, and the Oppression Remedy, for A Laby and JH Russell, eds., Firm Governance (Cambridge UP).

Juridical Justification of Private Rights, for S Degeling and J Hudson, eds., Justifying Private Rights (Hart).

The Morality of Fiduciary Law, for William and Mary Law Review symposium.

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

Areas of Expertise

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

In the News

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