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Professor Suzette Malveaux with Professor Arthur Miller

Professor Suzette Malveaux Pays Tribute to a Civil Procedure Giant


Catholic University law school professor Suzette Malveaux participated on a panel at the Oregon Law Review’s symposium “Miller’s Courts: Media, Rules, Policy, and the Future of Access to Justice,” held in Portland on April 13. 
The symposium was held to honor the lifelong work of Professor Arthur Miller, whose 50 year career as a legal educator has made him one of the best known experts on civil procedure and copyright law in the nation.
Malveaux joined two dozen practitioners, judges, and scholars in celebrating Miller’s legacy by speaking as part of a panel that addressed the question:  “Is coherent policy around class, mass, and other large-scale actions possible?” 
An early “celebrity” jurist, Professor Arthur Miller was the first on-air legal reporter for “Good Morning America” — a position he maintained for two decades — and also hosted “Miller’s Court” from 1979–88, the first American television show dedicated to the exploration of legal issues and aimed at the non-lawyer American public.
Former "Good Morning America" host David Hartman, along with numerous guests from the legal and media spheres, was among those who attended and recognized Miller’s diverse professional efforts to increase access to justice by empowering individuals in the civil system.
Miller is currently a professor at New York University School of Law. Others who participated in the symposium included the Hon. Alex Kozinski, chief judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; the Hon. Rives Kistler, Oregon Supreme Court; and Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor, Slate magazine.