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Eric Miller

Professor, Loyola Law School

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Eric Miller

Professor, Loyola Law School

Eric J. Miller is a professor and Leo J. O’Brien Fellow at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, where he teaches and writes in the areas of legal theory, reparations, and policing.

 

Professor Miller is an internationally recognized expert on reparations for Black people in the United States.  He has testified before the House Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on Continuing Injustice: The Centennial of the Tulsa-Greenwood Race Massacre in 2021; on HR40 and the Path to Restorative Justice in 2019; and on the Legacy of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade in Americain 2007. In addition, he has provided testimony before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights on Reparation for Slavery and Other Forms of Structural Racial Discrimination in the United States, Washington, D.C., September 24, 2019.

 

Professor Miller was a member of the Reparations Coordinating Committee, and took a leading role in drafting the complaint in the pathbreaking federal reparations lawsuit on behalf of the survivors of the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921, Alexander v. State of Oklahoma. He is currently a member of Lawyers for Justice for Greenwood, and again took a lead role in drafting and arguing a reparations public nuisance lawsuit, Randle v. City of Tulsa.

 

Professor Miller received an LL.B. from the University of Edinburgh, and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School, where he was also a Charles Hamilton Houston Fellow.  He clerked for the Hon. Myron H. Thompson in the Middle District of Alabama and the Hon. Stephen Reinhardt of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

 

His publications include:

 

Republican, Rebellious Reparations, 63 How. L.J. 363 (2020)

 

Representing the Race: Standing to Sue in Reparations Lawsuits, 20 Harv.

BlackLetter L.J. 91 (2004)

 

Reconceiving Reparations: Multiple Strategies in the Reparations Debate,

24 B.C. Third World L.J. 45 (2004)

 

Professor Miller is currently working on a book entitled Demanding Reparations