Darrell A. H. Miller

Professor of Law


Darrell Miller focuses his scholarship and teaching on issues of civil rights, constitutional law, civil procedure, and legal history.  He joined the Duke Law faculty as a professor of law in 2013 after visiting in the spring 2012 semester.  He previously was a professor of law at the University of Cincinnati College of Law

Among Miller’s works are “Text, History, and Tradition: What the Seventh Amendment Can Teach Us About the Second,” 122 Yale L. J. 852 (2013); “The Thirteenth Amendment and the Regulation of Custom,” 112 Colum. L. Rev. 1811 (2012); “Guns as Smut: Defending the Home-Bound Second Amendment,” 109 Colum. L. Rev. 1278 (2009), which was cited by Justice John Paul Stevens in dissent in McDonald v. City of Chicago; “Guns Inc.: Citizens United, McDonald, and the Future of Corporate Constitutional Rights,” 86 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 887 (2011); “White Cartels, the Civil Rights Act of 1866 and the History of Jones v. Alfred H. Mayer Co.,” 77 Fordham L. Rev. 999 (2008); and “Iqbal and Empathy,” 78 UMKC L. Rev. 999 (2010).

Miller entered the legal academy after five years litigating complex and appellate matters with Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP 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 is a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School where he served as notes editor for the Harvard Law Review.  In addition to his J.D., Miller holds degrees from Oxford University, where he studied as a British Marshall Scholar, and from Anderson University, where he was honored with the Distinguished Young Alumni Award in 2004.

Miller was honored by University of Cincinnati law students in 2009 and 2010 with the College of Law’s Goldman Teaching Excellence Award.   In 2011, he received the College of Law’s Harold C. Schott Scholarship Award recognizing outstanding research and scholarly achievement; his Schott Scholarship Award Lecture was titled “The Second Amendment in Theory and Practice,” which touches on one broad focus of his scholarly agenda.