December 14th, 2011
Many JD applicants feel that they are purchasing a brand when they choose a law school, but the educational experience you’ll have is what is crucial to your future, and no one will affect your education more than your professors. Each Wednesday, we profile a standout professor at a top law school. Today, we focus on William I. Miller from the University of Michigan Law School.
William “Bill” Miller, the Thomas G. Long Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School, might be the world’s only law professor who owes his career to medieval Icelandic sagas. Miller’s early research into the blood feuds in these sagas has led to a fascinating academic career focused on how the law addresses subjects such as disgust, revenge and fakery. Miller earned his BA from the University of Wisconsin and both his PhD in English and his JD from Yale. He has also been a visiting professor at Yale, Chicago and Harvard, as well as Bergen, Tel Aviv and St. Andrews. He has recently written a critically acclaimed book on the challenges of aging, in which he focuses on himself.