About JCL

The Journal of Corporation Law is the nation’s oldest student-published legal periodical specializing in corporate law. The Journal enjoys a large and influential audience worldwide. For example, the Journal currently is received by every accredited law school library in the United States, two-thirds of the one hundred largest law firms in the country, and approximately forty percent of the largest two hundred fifty firms. The Journal is also received by many federal agencies such as the Securities Exchange Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, and most federal courts. It is also available on both the WESTLAW and LEXIS database systems.

The Journal’s philosophy is to provide quality articles examining subjects of current importance to businesses, scholars, and the practicing bar. Student editors believe that such an approach will produce a publication that makes a valuable contribution to the legal community in addition to serving the important function of providing excellent legal training for students.

From its inception, the Journal has been designed to serve as a practitioner-oriented publication. A great emphasis is placed on publishing material suitable for practicing lawyers. According to former Iowa Law School Dean Larry Blades, the Journal is “designed to meet the needs of lawyers on a practical and down-to-earth level.” To maintain such an orientation, Journal editors receive advice from an editorial advisory board that consists of distinguished attorneys and scholars. The advisory board gives suggestions to Journal editors concerning editorial processes, format, and editorial staff operations. This advice keeps the Journal attuned to the needs of the present day legal world.

Faculty Advisor

Professor Miller joined the faculty of the University of Iowa College of Law in August of 2012. Before coming to Iowa, Professor Miller was a Professor of Law at the Villanova University School of Law and the Associate Director and Acting Executive Director of the Matthew J. Ryan Center for the Study of Free Institutions and the Public Good at Villanova University. He has been a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at the Cardozo Law School, and an Olin Fellow in Law and Economics at the Columbia Law School. He has also held the Searle Young Legal Scholars Fellowship from the Searle Freedom Trust.

Before entering academia, Professor Miller was an associate at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York. His scholarship concerns corporate and securities law, the economic analysis of law, and the philosophy of law.

Professor Miller earned his J.D. from the Yale Law School where he was a Senior Editor of the Yale Law Journal and an Olin Fellow in Law, Economics and Public Policy. He earned his M.A. and M.Phil. degrees in philosophy from Columbia University, where he held a Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation and a Western Civilization Fellowship from the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. He earned his B.A. in philosophy and mathematics from Columbia College.

Professor Miller teaches Mergers and Acquisitions, Law and Economics, Corporate Finance, Business Associations, Antitrust, and Contracts.