Jonathan M. Miller
Professor of Law
B.A., cum laude, Economics, Columbia University, 1982, J.D., 1985, and Jervey Fellow, 1985-87
Fulbright Scholar, 1987 and 1997, Argentina
Member, New York State and District of Columbia Bars
"The beauty of studying foreign law is what it teaches you about your own system."
In 1991, Professor Miller joined the Southwestern faculty where he served as a faculty advisor to the Southwestern Journal of International Law and was instrumental in establishing the law school's Summer Law Program in Argentina and academic exchange programs with law schools in South America. He also directed Southwestern's USAID-funded Partnership for Advocacy Training from 2006-2012, a partnership with México's Instituto Technológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey - Monterrey Campus, to provide training to help México in its transition from an inquisitorial system with written criminal proceedings to an adversarial, oral, criminal trial process. Since 2008 he has also assisted in the founding and coordination of the José Siderman Human Rights Fellowship, a fellowship established by the Siderman Family that has permitted Southwestern to host an Argentine human rights lawyer selected by the Fulbright Commission in Argentina for LL.M. studies at Southwestern followed by a summer spent as an intern at the ACLU of Southern California.
In 1997, Professor Miller received a second Fulbright Teaching and Research Fellowship to teach in Argentina at the University of Torcuato Di Tella and the University of Buenos Aires. He has served as a consultant for Lexis/Nexis on establishing online legal research systems in Argentina and Chile. He is the author or co-author of a number of casebooks on Argentine constitutional law and civil liberties law, and a series of articles that examine the history and function of the Argentine Supreme Court.
Chair, Latin American and Caribbean Law Committee, ABA Section of International Law and Practice (2004-2005; Co-Chair 2003-2004; Vice-Chair, 2001-2003)
Oficial de la Orden de Mayo by the government of Argentina by Presidential Decree, for his work on behalf of Victor Saldaño, an Argentine citizen on Death Row in Texas