Nelson P. Miller

 

Professor and Associate Dean Emeritus of Grand Rapids Campus 

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B.A., highest honors, Indiana University, 1984
J.D., cum laude, University of Michigan Law School, 1987

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Professor Nelson Miller has expertise in law practice, legal education, employment law, no-fault insurance law, tort law, civil procedure, legal ethics.  

He practiced civil litigation for 16 years before joining the WMU-Cooley faculty. He has argued cases before the Michigan Supreme Court, Michigan Court of Appeals, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, and has filed amicus and party briefs in the United States Supreme Court.

Professor Miller represented individuals, private corporations, non-profit corporations, government agencies, public schools, and public and private universities in his state and federal court practice, winning and defending multi-million dollar jury trials while handling civil cases in products liability, personal injury, airliner and helicopter crashes, civil rights, securities, employment, real estate, and business disputes.

He has served the State Bar of Michigan on its Representative Assembly and as a member of its Law-Related Education Committee, Equal Access Initiative Committee, Criminal Issues Initiative, and Publications and Websites Advisory Committee. The State Bar of Michigan recognized Dean Miller as a Citizen Lawyer and gave him the John W. Cummiskey Award for pro-bono service.

He provides pro-bono legal services to individuals and forms and advises non-profit organizations. He has also served as president and treasurer of a public charter school academy, president and board member of the Kent County Legal Assistance Center, and board member of the Heart of West Michigan United Way.

Professor Miller has many published books, casebooks, book chapters, book reviews, and articles on legal education, law practice, torts, civil procedure, professional responsibility, damages, international law, constitutional law, university law, bioethics, and law history and philosophy. He has given presentations at national conferences on legal education and pro bono service.

Professor Miller teaches Torts I and II, Professional Responsibility, Civil Procedure II, No-Fault Insurance Law, Advanced Professional Ethics, Tax-Exempt Organizations, Health Law, Employment Law, Law Practice: Business Development, Michigan Essay Workshop, and Interviewing & Counseling. He is Associate Dean Emeritus of WMU-Cooley's Grand Rapids campus, having served as Associate Dean from 2008 to 2018.

Bibliography

Articles (Law Reviews and Law Journals)

  • Nelson P. Miller, Curt Benson, & Christopher G. Hastings, The Symbolism of the Federal Rules of Evidence—The Created, the Fallen, and the Redeemed, 29 T.M. Cooley L. Rev. 327 (2013).
  • Nelson P. Miller, Lawyers as Economic Drivers--The Business Case for Legal Services, 37 J. Legal Prof. 67 (2012).
  • Tonya Krause-Phelan, Joni Larson, Nelson P. Miller, Kim O'Leary, Derek Witte & Vicki Eggers, Using a Faculty Inquiry Process to Examine Student Responsibility for Learning, 61 J. Legal Educ. 280 (2011).
  • Nelson P. Miller & Victoria Kremski, Who Is the Customer and What Are We Selling? Employer-Based Objectives for the Ethical Competence of Law School Graduates, 33 J. Legal Prof. 223 (2009).
  • Nelson P. Miller & Bradley J. Charles, Meeting the Carnegie Report's Challenge to Make Legal Analysis Explicit--Subsidiary Skills to the IRAC Framework, 59 J. Legal Educ. 192 (2009).
  • Nelson P. Miller & Derek S. Witte, Helping Law Firm Luddites Cross the Digital Divide--Arguments for Mastering Law Practice Technology, 12 SMU Sci. & Tech. L. Rev. 113 (2009).
  • Nelson P. Miller, Tracey Brame, Dale Iverson, & Goldie Adele, Equality as Talisman: Getting Beyond Bias to Cultural Competence as a Professional Skill, 25 T.M. Cooley L. Rev. 100 (2008).
  • Nelson P. Miller, Why Prolixity Does Not Produce Clarity: Francis Lieber on Plain Language, 11 Scribes J. Legal Writing 107 (2007).
  • Marion Hilligan, Nelson P. Miller, Don K.S. Petersen & Christopher G. Hastings, Superhuman--Biotechnology's Emerging Impact on the Law, 24 T.M. L. Rev. 1 (2007).
  • Nelson P. Miller, Meta-Ethical Competence as a Lawyer Skill: Variant Ethics Affecting Lawyer and Client Decision-Making, 9 T.M. Cooley J. Prac. & Clinical L. 91 (2007).
  • Nelson P. Miller & Joan Vestrand, Of Shining Knights and Cunning Pettifoggers: The Symbolic World of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct, 110 Penn St. L. Rev. 855 (2006).
  • Nelson P. Miller, Lawlessness Revealed: The Supreme Court's Man of Liberty Transcends Tort Law, 66 La. L. Rev. 95 (2005).
  • Nelson P. Miller, The Nobility of the American Lawyer: The Ennobling History, Philosophy, and Morality of a Maligned Profession, 22 T.M. Cooley L. Rev. 209 (2005).
  • Nelson P. Miller, The Attributes of Care and Carelessness: A Proposed Negligence Jury Instruction, 39 New Eng. L. Rev. 795 (2005).
  • Nelson P. Miller, Steven Fitschen & William Wagner, Federal Courts Enforcing International Norms: The Salutary Effect of Sosa v. Alvarez-Machain, 3 Regent J. Int'l L. 1 (2005).
  • Nelson P. Miller, No-fault Tort Law as a Strategic Assumption: Throwing Out the Baby with the Bathwater, 82 U. Det. Mercy L. Rev. 47 (2004).
  • Nelson P. Miller, An Ancient Law of Care, 26 Whittier L. Rev. 3 (2004).
  • Nelson P. Miller, Seven Conceptual and Historical Errors in Tort Law, 40 Tort Trial & Ins. Prac. L.J. 59 (2004).
  • Nelson P. Miller, Subpoenas in Academia: Controlling Disclosure, 17 J.C. & U.L. 1 (1990).

Books and Chapters in Books

  • Nelson P. Miller, Epic Good News:  A Poem of Our Divine Universe (Crown Management 2019).
  • Nelson P. Miller & David Tarrien, Property I Workbook:  A Behavioral Approach to Learning (Crown Management 2018).
  • Nelson P. Miller, Torts II: Practicing Tort Law (Crown Management 4th ed. 2018).
  • Nelson P. Miller, Torts I: Practicing Tort Law (Crown Management 2nd ed. 2018).
  • Nelson P. Miller, Gospelspeak: The New Testament (Crown Management 2018).
  • Nelson P. Miller, Torts II Workbook:  A Behavioral Approach to Learning (Crown Management 2018).
  • Nelson P. Miller, Torts I Workbook:  A Behavioral Approach to Learning (Crown Management 2018).
  • Nelson P. Miller, Biblespeak:  The Epistles (Crown Management 2018).
  • Nelson P. Miller, Yee Haw!:  Galloping Through Horse World -- A Wisdom Memoir (Crown Management 2018).
  • Nelson P. Miller, Teaching Law: A Behavioral Approach: A Companion to Teaching Law: A Framework for Instructional Mastery (Crown Management 2018).
  • Nelson P. Miller, Teaching Law: A Framework For Instructional Mastery (Crown Management 2nd ed. 2018).
  • Nelson P. Miller, "Types of Equitable Remedies," in Damages and Remedies in Michigan, edited by Barbara A. Patek, Mark Granzotto, Daniel J. Ferris, & David H. Freedman, 23-36 (Inst. of Continuing Legal Educ. 2018). 
  • Nelson P. Miller, "Types of Damages," in Damages and Remedies in Michigan, edited by Barbara A. Patek, Mark Granzotto, Daniel J. Ferris, & David H. Freedman, 1-21 (Inst. of Continuing Legal Educ. 2018). 
  • Nelson P. Miller,  [Tipler McGee, pseud.], “An Expert’s Cross Examination,” in Lawyer Storytelling:  A Sacred Craft, edited by Nelson Miller, 96-108 (Crown Management 2017).
  • Nelson P. Miller [Pinkston Maraud, pseud.], “Overheard: A Last Referral,” in Lawyer Storytelling:  A Sacred Craft, edited by Nelson Miller, 109-117 (Crown Management 2017).
  • Nelson P. Miller [Samuel J. Tosca, pseud.], “Affidavit of Counsel,” in Lawyer Storytelling:  A Sacred Craft, edited by Nelson Miller, 136-144 (Crown Management 2017).
  • Nelson P. Miller, “Psalms 22 and 23” in Lawyer Storytelling:  A Sacred Craft, edited by Nelson Miller, 172-183 (Crown Management 2017).
  • Nelson P. Miller [Sylvia C. Herald, pseud.], “Client Intake,” in Lawyer Storytelling:  A Sacred Craft, edited by Nelson Miller, 184-191 (Crown Management 2017).
  • Nelson P. Miller [Malik Fiobehr, pseud.], “Return on Investment,” in Lawyer Storytelling:  A Sacred Craft, edited by Nelson Miller, 192-201 (Crown Management 2017).
  • Nelson P. Miller [Grace Epstein, pseud.], “The Bar Exam,” in Lawyer Storytelling:  A Sacred Craft, edited by Nelson Miller, 202-209 (Crown Management 2017).
  • Nelson P. Miller [Mona Moss-Keegan, pseud.], “Hearing Transcript,” in Lawyer Storytelling:  A Sacred Craft, edited by Nelson Miller, 210-225 (Crown Management 2017).
  • Nelson P. Miller [Raymond Arbiter, pseud.], “Northeast 2217,” in Lawyer Storytelling:  A Sacred Craft, edited by Nelson Miller, 226-234 (Crown Management 2017).
  • Nelson P. Miller [Priscilla Van Ost, pseud.], “Draft Complaint,” in Lawyer Storytelling:  A Sacred Craft,
    edited by Nelson Miller, 244-249 (Crown Management 2017). 
  • Nelson P. Miller, Facing Death:  Worthwhile Reflection on a Necessary Subject (Crown Management 2017).
  • Nelson P. Miller, Preparing for the Multistate Bar Examination, Vol. III, An Outline of Every MBE Topic and Subtopic (Crown Management 2017).
  • Nelson P. Miller & Tonya Krause-Phelan, Preparing for the Multistate Bar Examination: Multiple-Choice Strategies and Multiple-Choice Questions, Answers and Explanations on Every MBE Topic and Subtopic, Vol. II, The MBE Subjects Separated into Seven 100-Question Banks (Crown Management 2017).
  • Nelson P. Miller & Tonya Krause-Phelan, Preparing for the Multistate Bar Examination: Multiple-Choice Strategies and Multiple-Choice Questions, Answers and Explanations on Every MBE Topic and Subtopic, Vol. I, All Subjects (Crown Management 2017).
  • Nelson P. Miller, Going To Law School: Preparing for a Transformative Experience (Crown Management 2016).
  • Nelson P. Miller, How to Get a J-O-B: An Eight Step Program for Lawyer Employment (Crown Management 2016).
  • Nelson P. Miller, Answered Prayers: Conversations with the Living God (Crown Management 2016).
  • Nelson P. Miller & Douglas A. Johnson, Preparing for the Bar Exam: A Comprehensive Guide to Plans, Programs, Content, Conditions, and Skills (Crown Management 2015).
  • Nelson P. Miller, Looking to Jesus: Thinking More Often and Deeply of Christ (Crown Management 2016).
  • Nelson P. Miller, Civil Procedure in Practice Volume II: Adjudication Process & Result (Vanderplas  2d ed. 2015).
  • Nelson P. Miller, Following Jesus: What He Said to Do, and What He Did (Crown Management 2015).
  • Nelson P. Miller & Tracey W. Brame, Cross-Cultural Law Service: A Framework for a Lawyer’s Professional Skill (Crown Management 2015).
  • Nelson P. Miller, Who Cares?: The Profound History of Liability Law (Crown Management 2015).
  • Nelson P. Miller, Top 100 Questions Friends & Family Ask a Lawyer (Crown Management 2014).
  • Nelson P. Miller, Are You Legal?: A Personal Legal-Audit and Empowerment Tool (Crown Management 2014).
  • Nelson P. Miller, Dear J.D: What to Do with Your Law Degree (Crown Management 2014).
  • Nelson P. Miller, Mark A. Michon, & Paul T. Sorensen, Lawyer Finances: Principles and Practices for Personal and Professional Financial Success (Vanderplas 2014).
  • Nelson P. Miller, Secret Devotion: Pursuit's Cure (Crown Management 2014).
  • Nelson P. Miller, “Enterprise Skills for Entrepreneurial Practice,” in Teaching Law Practice: Training the Next Generation of Lawyers, edited by Charles Cercone, Nelson P. Miller, & Christopher Trudeau, 17-22 (Vanderplas 2013).
  • Charles Cercone, Nelson P. Miller, & Christopher Trudeau, eds., Teaching Law Practice: Training the Next Generation of Lawyers (Vanderplas 2013).
  • Nelson P. Miller, Injured--Seriously!: Personal Injuries and Their Mechanism and Effects (Vanderplas 2013).
  • Nelson P. Miller, Michael J. Dunn, & John D. Crane, Entrepreneurial Practice: Enterprise Skills for Serving Emerging Client Populations (Vanderplas 2012.)
  • Nelson P. Miller, Building Your Practice with Pro Bono for Lawyers (ABA Law Practice Mgmt. Section 2012).
  • Nelson P. Miller, Paul T. Sorensen, Karen L. Chadwick, & Monica R. Nuckolls, The Practice of Tort Law (Vanderplas 3d ed. 2012).
  • Victoria Vuletich & Nelson P. Miller, The Law, Principles, and Practice of Legal Ethics (Vanderplas 2012).
  • Nelson P. Miller, Pierce's Cause: A Trial Lawyer's Allegorical Novel (Vanderplas 2012).
  • Nelson P. Miller, “Parties and Presuit Investigation,” in Michigan Civil Procedure, edited by Kathleen A. Lang, Robert P. Young, & Jane M. Beckering, 3-1--3-71 (Inst. of Continuing Legal Educ. 2d ed. 2012).
  • Nelson P. Miller, James D. Robb, & John D. Crane, Lawyers as Economic Drivers: The Business Case for Legal Services (Vanderplas 2012).
  • Nelson P. Miller, “Data and Scholarship on Lawyer Economic Activity,” in Lawyers as Economic Drivers: The Business Case for Legal Services, edited by Nelson P. Miller, James D. Robb, & John D. Crane, 127-138 (Vanderplas 2012).
  • Nelson P. Miller, The Faithful Lawyer: Flourishing from Law Study to Practice (Bridge 2012).
  • Victoria Vuletich & Nelson P. Miller, The Law, Principles, and Practice of Legal Ethics (Vanderplas 2011).
  • Nelson P. Miller, Kara Zech Thelen, Christopher G. Hastings, & Devin Schindler, eds., Judging in West Michigan: Celebrating the Community Impact of Effective Judges and Courts (Vanderplas 2011).
  • Nelson P. Miller, Civil Procedure in Practice (Vanderplas 2011).
  • Nelson P. Miller, A Law Graduate's Guide: Navigating Law School's Hidden Career and Professional-Development Curriculum (Bridge 2011).
  • Nelson P. Miller, A Law Student's Guide--Legal Education's Knowledge, Skills, and Ethics Dimensions (Carolina Academic 2010).
  • Nelson P. Miller & Paul T. Sorensen, The Practice of Tort Law (Vanderplas 2d ed. 2010).
  • Nelson P. Miller, The Practice of Tort Law (Vanderplas 2010).
  • Nelson P. Miller, Teaching Law: A Framework For Instructional Mastery (Bridge 2010).
  • Amy Timmer & Nelson Miller, eds., Reflections of a Lawyer's Soul: The Institutional Experience of Professionalism at Thomas M. Cooley Law School (William S. Hein 2008).
  • Judith A. Frank, Gina Torielli & Nelson Miller, "To Think, to Act, to Learn: From Process to Performance," in Reflections of a Lawyer's Soul: The Institutional Experience of Professionalism at Thomas M. Cooley Law School, edited by Amy Timmer & Nelson Miller, 65-100 (William S. Hein 2008).
  • Jeanette Buttrey & Nelson Miller, "Demonstrating and Contextualizing Legal Analysis," in Reflections of a Lawyer's Soul: The Institutional Experience of Professionalism at Thomas M. Cooley Law School, edited by Amy Timmer & Nelson Miller, 101-40 (William S. Hein 2008).
  • Kim O'Leary, Nelson Miller, Tracey Brame, & Dale Iverson, "Cultural Competence as a Professional Skill," in Reflections of a Lawyer's Soul: The Institutional Experience of Professionalism at Thomas M. Cooley Law School, edited by Amy Timmer & Nelson Miller, 175-206 (William S. Hein 2008).
  • Nelson Miller, "Instruction in Meta-Ethical Competence," in Reflections of a Lawyer's Soul: The Institutional Experience of Professionalism at Thomas M. Cooley Law School, edited by Amy Timmer & Nelson Miller, 207-28 (William S. Hein 2008).
  • Darryl Parsell, Heather Spielmaker & Nelson Miller, "Extra-Curricular Mentoring and Volunteering," in Reflections of a Lawyer's Soul: The Institutional Experience of Professionalism at Thomas M. Cooley Law School, edited by Amy Timmer & Nelson Miller, 229-44 (William S. Hein 2008).
  • Nelson Miller, "An Empirical Study of Student Ethical Commitments," in Reflections of a Lawyer's Soul: The Institutional Experience of Professionalism at Thomas M. Cooley Law School, edited by Amy Timmer and Nelson Miller, 257-78 (William S. Hein 2008).
  • Charles Cercone & Nelson Miller, "Teaching Faculty How to Learn--Experiences in Faculty Development," in Reflections of a Lawyer's Soul: The Institutional Experience of Professionalism at Thomas M. Cooley Law School, edited by Amy Timmer & Nelson Miller, 315-38 (William S. Hein 2008).
  • Nelson Miller, "Community Stewards in a Responsible Republic," in Reflections of a Lawyer's Soul: The Institutional Experience of Professionalism at Thomas M. Cooley Law School, edited by Amy Timmer & Nelson Miller, 353-84 (William S. Hein 2008).
  • Nelson P. Miller, "Parties and Pre-Suit Investigation," in Michigan Civil Procedure, edited by Kathleen A. Lang, Hon. Susan Bieke Neilson, Hon. Robert P. Young, & Kay Holsinger (Inst. of Continuing Legal Educ. 1999).
  • Nelson P. Miller, "Torts," in Michigan Practical Law for Teachers, authored by Etta L. Lipson (Mich. Ctr. for Law-Related Educ. 1993).
  • Nelson P. Miller, "Damages Recoverable in Civil Rights Cases," in Michigan Law of Damages, edited by N. O. Stockmeyer, Jr., 9-1– 9-24 (Inst. of Continuing Legal Educ. 1989).
  • Nelson P. Miller & Peter A. Davis, "Jury Instructions and Special Verdicts," in Michigan Civil Procedure During Trial, edited by Robert P. Young & Daniel D. Kopka, 10-1–10-57 (Inst. of Continuing Legal Educ., 1989).
  • Nelson P. Miller & Peter A. Davis, "Proving Impaired Earning Capacity," In Michigan Law of Damages, edited by N. O. Stockmeyer, Jr., 2A-1–2A-13 (Inst. of Continuing Legal Educ., 1989).

Short Works

  • Nelson P. Miller, Form, Fee Agreement - Litigation - Contingent, (Inst. of Continuing Legal Educ.) (last visited May 25, 2018) Http://www.icle.org.
  • Nelson P. Miller, Form, Motion for Substitution of a Party on the Death of a Plaintiff, (Inst. of Continuing Legal Educ.) (last visited May 25, 2018) Http://www.icle.org.
  • Nelson P. Miller, Form, Defendant's Motion to Add a Necessary Party, (Inst. of Continuing Legal Educ.) (last visited May 25, 2018) Http://www.icle.org.
  • Nelson P. Miller, Form, Complaint for Interpleader, (Inst. of Continuing Legal Educ.) (last visited May 25, 2018) Http://www.icle.org.

  • Nelson P. Miller, Form, FOIA Request, (Inst. of Continuing Legal Educ.) (last visited May 25, 2018) Http://www.icle.org.

  • Nelson P. Miller, Form, Fee Agreement - Litigation - Hourly, (Inst. of Continuing Legal Educ.) (last visited May 25, 2018) Http://www.icle.org.

  • Nelson P. Miller, Form, Assignment of Claim, (Inst. of Continuing Legal Educ.) (last visited May 25, 2018) Http://www.icle.org.

  • Nelson P. Miller, Form, Sample Interrogatories to the Plaintiff Regarding Damages (Non-Employment Civil rights Action), (Inst. of Continuing Legal Educ.) (last visited May 25, 2018) Http://www.icle.org.

  • Nelson P. Miller, Form, Authorization for Release of Academic Information, (Inst. of Continuing Legal Educ.) (last visited May 25, 2018) Http://www.icle.org.

  • Nelson P. Miller, Form, Letter Declining Representation, (Inst. of Continuing Legal Educ.) (last visited May 25, 2018) Http://www.icle.org.

  • Nelson P. Miller, Form, Complaint for Discrimination in Public Service and Accommodation, (Inst. of Continuing Legal Educ.) (last visited May 25, 2018) Http://www.icle.org.

  • Nelson P. Miller, Form, Authorization for Release of Insurance Information, (Inst. of Continuing Legal Educ.) (last visited May 25, 2018) Http://www.icle.org.

  • Nelson P. Miller, Form, Complaint for Sexual harassment in School, (Inst. of Continuing Legal Educ.) (last visited May 25, 2018) Http://www.icle.org.

  • Nelson P. Miller, Form, Complaint for Housing Discrimination, (Inst. of Continuing Legal Educ.) (last visited May 25, 2018) Http://www.icle.org.

  • Nelson P. Miller, Form, Authorization for Release of Employment Information, (Inst. of Continuing Legal Educ.) (last visited May 25, 2018) Http://www.icle.org.

  • Nelson P. Miller, Form, Letter of Retention - Expert Witness, (Inst. of Continuing Legal Educ.) (last visited May 25, 2018) Http://www.icle.org.

  • Nelson P. Miller, Form, Petition for Presuit Deposition, (Inst. of Continuing Legal Educ.) (last visited May 25, 2018) Http://www.icle.org.

 

  • Nelson P. Miller, Form, Motion to Suppress Evidence from Traffic Stop and for Evidentiary Hearing, (Inst. of Continuing Legal Educ.) (last visited May 25, 2018) Http://www.icle.org.
  • Nelson P. Miller, Employing the Judge, 95 Mich. B.J., Dec. 2016, at 38.
  • Nelson P. Miller, The Affordable Care Act's Uncertain Impact on Michigan's No-Fault Act, 93 Mich. B.J., Mar. 2014, at 20.
  • Miller, Nelson P., Why the Law Is So Perverse, 15 J. of Markets & Morality 251 (2012) (book review).
  • Nelson P. Miller, Legal Education as a Pie-Maker--Why Michigan Benefits from Accessible Law Schools 89 Mich. B.J., Oct. 2010, at 43.
  • Cynthia M. Ward & Nelson P. Miller, The Role of Law Schools in Shaping Culturally Competent Lawyers, 89 Mich. B.J., Jan. 2010, at 16.
  • Nelson P. Miller, Now What? Steadying Tort Law's Pendulum, 88 Mich. B.J., May 2009, at 38.
  • Nelson P. Miller & Heather J. Garretson, Preserving Law School’s Signature Pedagogy and Great Subjects, 88 Mich. B.J., May 2009, at 46.
  • Miller, Nelson P., Law, Informal Rules and Economic Performance: The Case for Common Law, 12 J. Markets & Morality 425 (2009) (book review).
  • Miller, Nelson P., A Recipe for Balanced Tort Reform: Early Offers with Swift Settlements, 12 J. of Markets & Morality 189 (2009) (book review).
  • Nelson P. Miller, The Lost of Michigan—Released Prisoners Needing State Identification, 87 Mich. B.J., Nov. 2008, at 36.
  • Nelson P. Miller, Beyond Bias: Cultural Competence as a Lawyer Skill, 87 Mich. B.J., Jun. 2008, at 38.
  • Nelson P. Miller, An Apprenticeship of Professional Identity--A Paradigm for Education Lawyers, 87 Mich. B.J., Jan. 2008, at 20.
  • Nelson P. Miller, Judicial Politics: Restoring the Michigan Supreme Court, 85 Mich. B.J., Jan. 2006, at 38.
  • Nelson P. Miller & Donald K.S. Petersen, The Consciousness of the Litigation, 9 J. of Markets & Morality 370 (2006) (book review).
  • Nelson P. Miller, How to Host 75 Third Graders in Court and Survive, 75 Mich. B.J., Jun. 1996, at 556.
  • Nelson P. Miller, The Odd Way We Instruct Jurors to Decide Civil Cases: A Study in Over Precision, 71 Mich. B.J., Jul. 1992, at 684.
  • Nelson P. Miller, Clear Advice on Michigan's Freedom of Information Act, 69 Mich. B.J., Oct. 1990, at 1048.
  • Nelson P. Miller, The Limits of Plain English, 27 Inter Alia 15 (1989).
  • Nelson P. Miller, The Standard Care of Medical Malpractice Actions, 30 For Def. 12 (1988).
  • Nelson P. Miller, & Peter A. Davis, Patient Negligence as a Malpractice Defense, 29 For Def. 18 (1987).
  • Nelson P. Miller, Storm Center: The Supreme Court in American Politics, 85 Mich. L. Rev. 1197 (1987) (book review).

Presentations

  • Priorities and Coverage, ICLE Second Annual No-Fault Summit, Plymouth, Michigan, April 23, 2014.
  • The Affordable Care Act’s Impact on Michigan No-Fault Coverage and Other No-Fault Updates, Michigan Judges Association Annual Conference, Traverse City, Michigan, August 18, 2014.
  • Coverage 101, ICLE First Annual No-Fault Summit, Plymouth, Michigan, April 20, 2014. Nonprofit Legal Issues, “Seeds to Success” Conference, Grand Rapids, Michigan, June 8, 2012 (moderator).
  • The Hidden Value of Pro Bono, “Raising the Bar on Foreclosure Prevention Efforts—Implementing Pro Bono Programs to Help Michigan Homeowners,” Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and American Bar Association, Federal Reserve Bank in Detroit, October 28, 2010.
  • The Strategic Value of Pro Bono in Resolving the Foreclosure Crisis, "Raising the Bar on Foreclosure Prevention Efforts--Implementing Pro Bono Programs to Help Michigan Homeowners," Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and American Bar Association, Federal Reserve Bank in Detroit, October 28, 2010.
  • Beyond Bias: Observation-Based Attribution as a Professional Skill, Cooley Law Review Symposium, Lansing, Michigan, November 1, 2007.
  • Fostering Commitment Through Collaborative Pro-Bono Partnerships, Conference on The Role of Law Schools in Fostering Commitment to Pro Bono Publico, Washington, D.C., October 5, 2007 (co-presentation with Dean Mark Sargent, Villanova Law School, and program directors from Roger Williams Law School).
  • Cultural Competency as a Lawyer's Professional Skill (series), Grand Rapids Campus, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Grand Rapids, MI, June 21, September 13, and October 18, 2007.
  • The Value of Adult Learning, Grand Rapids Higher Education Network, Grand Rapids, MI, April 11, 2007.
  • Practical and Clinical Considerations in the Practice of Law: The Depth and Meaning of Professionalism, the Thomas M. Cooley Practical and Clinical Law Journal, Lansing, MI, March 25, 2007.
  • Law School and Law Firm Pro Bono Partnerships: Increasing Access to Justice Through Collaborative Partnerships, ABA/NLADA Equal Access Conference, Denver, CO, March 23, 2007 (co-presentation with Director Liz Tobin Tyler, Roger Williams Law School, and Professor Warren Binford, Willamette School of Law).
  • World Views Collide: A Dialogue on State-Authorized Embryonic Stem-Cell Research, Human Enhancements, Physician-Assisted Suicide, and the Value of Life, Thomas M. Cooley Law Review, October 5, 2006 (moderator).
  • The Geoffrey Fieger Discipline Decision, Inns of Court-Grand Rapids Chapter, October 2, 2006 (panel with the Honorable Jane Markey, the Honorable Judge Benson, and Professor Devin Schindler).
  • Access to Justice and the Voluntary Pro Bono Standard, State Bar of Michigan Annual Access to Justice Program Retreat, Okemos, Michigan, September 29, 2006.
  • Top Ten Disciplinary Issues and Top Six Client Protection Issues, Allegan County Bar Association, June 21, 2006 (Speakers' Bureau, Center for Ethics and Responsibility).
  • Collateral Damage in Defense of Timothy McVeigh (summate), Center for Ethics & Responsibility, Cooley-Grand Rapids, May 16, 2006.
  • Top Ten List on the Ethics of a Trial Lawyer, Kalamazoo County Trial Lawyers, April 14, 2006.
  • The Nobility of the American Lawyer, Thomas M. Cooley Law Review, Cooley-Lansing, February 23, 2006.
  • Ethics and Confidentiality, Student Federal Bar Association, Cooley Grand Rapids Chapter, September 24, 2005.
  • The Nobility of the American Lawyer, Federalist Society, Cooley Lansing Chapter, July 12, 2005.
  • Federal Courts Enforcing International Norms, Federalist Society, Cooley-Grand Rapids Chapter, November 13, 2004.

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