Eric Miller

Eric Miller, Professor of Law Leo J. O'Brien Fellow

Professor of Law
Leo J. O'Brien Fellow

Courses Taught

  • Evidence
  • Criminal Procedure
  • Jurisprudence Seminar



  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Edinburgh
  • LLM, Harvard Law School


After receiving his bachelor of laws in 1991 from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, Eric Miller received his LLM from Harvard Law School in 1993. He later returned to Harvard as a Charles Hamilton Houston Fellow, going on to become a joint fellow at the Harvard Criminal Justice Institute and the Harvard Civil Rights Project. He clerked for Judge Myron Thompson, U.S. District Court, Middle Court, Alabama from 1998-1999. Miller is no stranger to Los Angeles; he clerked for Judge Stephen Reinhardt on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit from 2000-2001, and was an associate at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges, LLP for two years. 

Prior to joining the Loyola Law School faculty, Miller taught at Saint Louis University School of Law from 2005 to 2012. His work pays particular attention to the study of policing, race and problem-solving courts. Miller’s scholarship focuses the intersection of criminal justice with sociology and criminology, the study of problem-solving courts and legal theory. 

Selected Scholarship


  • The Cambridge Handbook of Policing in America (Eric J. Miller & Tamara R. Lave, eds. (2019)


  • Knowing Your Place: The Police Role in the Reproduction of Racial Hierarchy Geo. Wash.  L. Rev. (forthcoming 2021)
  • Regulating Race as Criminal Nuisance, Fordham Urb. L.J. City Square (forthcoming 2021)
  • The Moral Burdens of Police Wrongdoing, 96 Res Philosophica 219 (2020)
  • Property, Persons, and Institutionalized Police Interdiction in Byrd v. United States, 52 Loyola L. Rev. 107 (2019)
  • The Police as Civic Neighbors in The Cambridge Handbook of Policing in America (Eric J. Miller & Tamara R. Lave, eds., 2019)
  • Reasonably Radical: Terry’s Attack on Race-Based Policing, 54 Idaho L. Rev. 479 (2018)
  • A Fair Cop and a Fair Trial in Obstacles to Fairness in Criminal Proceedings: Individual Rights and Institutional Forms (John Jackson & Sarah Summers, eds. 2018)
  • On Behalf of the Community, Fordham Urb. L.J. City Square (2017),
  • Encountering Resistance: Non-Compliance, Non-Cooperation and Procedural Justice, 2016 U. Chi. Legal F. 295 (2016)
  • Police Encounters with Race and Gender, 5 U. Irvine L. Rev. 735 (2015)
  • Challenging Police Discretion, 58 How. L.J. 521 (2015)

Drug Courts

  • Just Relationships: Desistance for Reentry Courts, Ind. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2021)
  • The Drug Court Police, N. Ky. L. Rev (forthcoming 2021)
    Republican, Rebellious Reparations, 63 How. L.J. 363 (2020)
  • Foreword: Some Perspective on Problem-Solving in Jane C. Donoghue, Transforming Criminal Justice? Problem Solving and Court Specialization (2014)


  • 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)