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Darrell A. H. Miller

Melvin G. Shimm Distinguished Professor of Law
School of Law
Duke Law School Room 3014, Box 90362, Durham, NC 27708
Duke Law School 210 Science Dr, Box 90362, Durham, NC 27708


Darrell A. H. Miller writes and teaches in the areas of civil rights, constitutional law, civil procedure, state and local government law, and legal history. His scholarship on the Second and Thirteenth Amendments has been published in leading law reviews such as the Yale Law Journal, the University of Chicago Law Review, and the Columbia Law Review, and has been cited by the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Courts of Appeals, the United States District Courts, and in congressional testimony and legal briefs.  With Joseph Blocher, he’s the author of The Positive Second Amendment: Rights, Regulation, and the Future of Heller (Cambridge University Press, 2018).

Miller began his academic career at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where he twice received the Goldman Award for Excellence in Teaching.  Prior to joining the academy, Miller practiced complex and appellate litigation in Columbus, Ohio. He is a former clerk to Judge R. Guy Cole, Jr. of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Miller graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School and served as an editor of the Harvard Law Review. In addition to his law degree, Miller holds degrees from Oxford University, where he studied as a Marshall Scholar, and from Anderson University.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Melvin G. Shimm Distinguished Professor of Law · 2017 - Present School of Law
Professor of Law · 2013 - Present School of Law

Education, Training & Certifications

Harvard University · 2001 J.D.