The Henry J. Miller Distinguished Lecture Series

The Henry J. Miller Distinguished Lecture Series is supported by the Loridans Foundation and is named for Henry J. Miller, a partner with Alston & Bird for more than 50 years.

The late Henry J. Miller was a magna cum laude graduate of Emory University and a 1929 graduate of the Harvard University Law School. He was admitted in the same year to the Georgia Bar and became associated with the law firm that was the predecessor to Alston & Bird.

During his distinguished career, Miller served as both counsel to and director of the C&S National Bank. He also served on the board of directors of the Atlanta Gas Light Co. and the American Southern Insurance Co.

From 1973 to 1976, Miller was one of the three-member committee that reviewed amicus briefs for the American Bar Association. In 1980, he was designated Amicus Curiae of the Supreme Court of Georgia “in recognition of his distinguished service and contribution to the improvement of the administration of justice.” In 1998, Mr. and Mrs. Miller endowed the Ben F. Johnson Jr. Chair in Law at the Georgia State University College of Law, in honor of the college’s founding dean.

With his death on Feb. 9, 2000, the College of Law lost an eminent scholar and benefactor. Henry J. Miller’s legacy continues to live in his role as mentor to generations of Atlanta’s professional community.

Distinguished Miller Lecturers

  • Akhil Amar, Yale Law School
  • Ian Ayres, Yale Law School
  • Lynn A. Baker, University of Texas School of Law
  • Elizabeth Bartholet, Harvard Law School
  • Cherif Bassiouni, DePaul University College of Law
  • Derrick A. Bell, New York University School of Law
  • Lillian R. BeVier, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Erwin Chemerinsky, University of California Irvine School of Law
  • Robert C. Clark, Harvard Law School
  • Talbot D’Alemberte, Florida State University College of Law
  • Peggy Cooper Davis, New York University School of Law
  • Drew S. Days III, Yale Law School
  • Walter E. Dellinger III, Duke University School of Law
  • Ronald M. Dworkin, New York University School of Law
  • Richard A. Epstein, University of Chicago Law School
  • Stanley Fish, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Lisa Foster, U.S. Dept of Justice’s Office for Access Justice (former director)
  • Stephen Gillers, New York University School of Law
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court of the United States
  • Linda Greenhouse, Yale Law School
  • Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr., University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • E. Dick Howard, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Nathaniel R. Jones, Retired, United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
  • Pamela S. Karlin, Stanford Law School
  • Herma Hill Kay, University of California Berkeley School of Law
  • Anthony McLeod Kennedy, Supreme Court of the United States
  • Randall L. Kennedy, Harvard Law School
  • Alex Kozinski, United States Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit
  • Anthony T. Kronman, Yale Law School
  • Mark Lemley, Stanford Law School
  • Lawrence Lessig, Stanford Law School
  • Ellen R. Saks, University of Southern California
  • Sanford V. Levinson, University of Texas School of Law
  • Glenn C. Loury, Brown University
  • John O. McGinnis, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Carrie J. Menkel-Meadow, Georgetown University Law School
  • Robert F. Nagel, University of Colorado Law School
  • Sandra Day O’Connor, (Retired) Supreme Court of the United States
  • Carol M. Rose, Yale Law School
  • Edward L. Rubin, Vanderbilt University Law School
  • Elyn Saks, University of Southern California
  • Antonin Scalia, Supreme Court of the United States
  • Frederick Schauer, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Hal S. Scott, Harvard Law School
  • Kenneth W. Starr, Pepperdine University School of Law
  • John Paul Stevens, (Retired) Supreme Court of the United States
  • Nadine Strossen, New York Law School
  • Kathleen M. Sullivan, Stanford Law School
  • Walter J. Wadlington, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Patricia McGowan Wald, (Retired) United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • Jeremy J. Waldron, New York University School of Law
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