Darrell A. H. Miller

Professor of Law


Darrell Miller focuses his scholarship and teaching on issues concerning civil rights, constitutional law, civil procedure, state and local government law, and legal history.  His scholarship on the Second Amendment and the Thirteenth Amendment appears in prominent law reviews such as the Yale Law Journal, the Columbia Law Review, and the New York University Law Review and in the online companions to the Harvard Law Review and the Texas Law Review.  In addition, Miller has been cited in opinions of the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, and in congressional testimony and legal briefs.

Miller joined the Duke Law faculty as a professor of law in 2013 after visiting in the spring 2012 semester.  He previously was professor of law at the University of Cincinnati College of Law.  While at Cincinnati, the students twice recognized Miller with the Goldman Teaching Excellence Award.

Before entering the legal academy, Miller spent five years litigating complex and appellate matters with a large law firm in Columbus, Ohio.  Prior to that, he clerked for Judge R. Guy Cole, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Miller attended Harvard Law School where he graduated cum laude and served as a Notes Editor for the Harvard Law Review.  In addition to his law degree, Miller holds degrees from Oxford University, where he studied Modern History and English as a British Marshall Scholar, and from Anderson University.