Professor Meredith R. Miller
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MEREDITH R. MILLER
TOURO COLLEGE, JACOB D. FUCHSBERG LAW CENTER
225 EASTVIEW DRIVE
CENTRAL ISLIP, NY 11772
347.878.2587 (tel) | 866.495.6719 (fax)
2008-PRESENT ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF LAW, TOURO LAW CENTER
2006-2008 ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF LAW, TOURO LAW CENTER
• Teaching: Contracts I and II (6 credits, year-long; required); Business Organizations I
(3 credits; required); Business Organizations II (2 credits; elective)
• Service: Chair, Clerkship Committee (2008-2009; 2009-2010); Faculty Appointments
Committee (2007-2008; 2008-2009; 2010-2011); Advisor, Journal of Race, Gender &
Ethnicity (2007-2008; 2008-2009; 2009-2010); Advanced Writing Requirement
Committee (Summer 2008); Conduct Review Committee (2007-2008); Colloquium
Committee (2006-2007); Quality of Student Life Committee (2006-2007; 2009-2010);
Board Member, TLC Fund (2008-present); Taught Professionalism & Justice
(Orientation 2008, 2009, 2010)
• Honors: Professor of the Year (2008-2009)
2004-2006 ABRAHAM L. FREEDMAN FELLOW, TEMPLE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW
• Teaching: Civil Procedure II (Spring 2006), Legal Research & Writing (graded, year-
long course; 2004-2005; 2005-2006), Contracts (2004-2005, in collaboration with
Eleanor Myers), Business Associations (Spring 2005, in collaboration with Salil
Mehra), Electronic Commerce (Fall 2005, in collaboration with Amy Boss).
TEMPLE LAW SCHOOL, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Master of Laws, Legal Education, 2006
BROOKLYN LAW SCHOOL, Brooklyn, New York, Juris Doctor, Cum Laude, 2000
• Brooklyn Law Review: Executive Articles & Research Editor
• Richardson Merit Scholar (Awarded to Top 10% of Class)
• Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Fellow
• Clinic: Federal Litigation (1998-1999, year-long clinic)
• Research Assistant to Professor Minna Kotkin (Identity and Employment Discrimination)
• Research Assistant to Professor Nan Hunter (Amicus Brief to U.S. S. Ct. in Dale v. Boy Scouts)
UNION COLLEGE, Schenectady, New York, Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, 1997
• Major: English and Studio Fine Art (with honors)
• Dean’s List (1994-1997)
• Awards: Josephine Daggett Prize (Highest Award to a Senior for Character and Conduct)
Meritorious Service Award (For Service Beyond the Requirements of Duty)
President’s Commission on the Status of Women Community Service Award
• Honors Thesis: Verge: An Exhibition of Relief and Intaglio Prints
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JUDICIAL CLERKSHIP AND OTHER EMPLOYMENT
2004-present CONSULTING ON LITIGATION AND APPEALS, New York, N.Y.
Since July 2011, with MILLER LAW, PLLC: www.millerlawnyc.com
RECENT, SELECTED APPEALS:
DiFabio v. Omnipoint Communications, Inc., 66 A.D.3d 635 (App. Div. 2d Dep’t 2009).
Crespo v. T-Mobile USA, 2010 NY Slip Op. 50771 (App. Term 1st Dep’t Apr. 30, 2010).
2002-2004 ASSOCIATE, PROSKAUER ROSE LLP, LITIGATION DEPT., New York, N.Y.
2000-2002 CLERK, CENTRAL STAFF, NEW YORK STATE COURT OF APPEALS, Albany, N.Y.
1999-2000 LAW CLERK, WEISS, BUELL & BELL, New York, N.Y.
SUMMER HONORS SUMMER INTERN, GENERAL LITIGATION DIVISION, CORPORATION COUNSEL
1999 OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, New York, N.Y.
SUMMER EDWARD V. SPARER PUBLIC INTEREST FELLOW, LEGAL AID SOCIETY, MANHATTAN
1998 HOUSING COURT PROJECT, New York, N.Y
An Illusory Right to Appeal: Substantial Constitutional Questions at the New York Court of Appeals, 31
PACE L. REV. 583 (2011) (New York law issue).
Strategic Default: The Popularization of a Debate Among Contract Scholars, 9 CORNELL REAL ESTATE
REVIEW 1 (April 2011).
Contract Law, Party Sophistication and the New Formalism, 75 MISSOURI L. REV. 493 (2010).
Contracting Out of Process, Contracting Out of Corporate Accountability: An Argument Against
Enforcement of Pre-Dispute Limits on Process, 75 TENN. L. REV. 365 (2008) (lead article).
A Picture of the New York Court of Appeals at the Time of Wood v. Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon, 28 PACE L.
REV. 357 (2008) (symposium).
Book Review, Bernard S. Meyer et al., The History of the New York Court of Appeals, 1923-2003, 24
TOURO L. REV. 163 (2008).
Revisiting Austin v. Loral: A Study in Economic Duress, Contract Modification and Framing, 2
HASTINGS BUS. L. J. 357 (2006) (cited in two leading contracts casebooks).
OTHER PUBLISHED WRITING
The Limitation on Undocumented Workers’ Lost Earnings After Balbuena and Sanango: Crafting a Fair
and Principled Balance of Immigration Policy and New York State Labor Law § 240 Safety Goals, 30
NYSBA L&E JOURNAL 10 (Fall 2005).
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Report to the New York State Bar Association by the Special Committee on Legal Issues Affecting Same
Sex Couples, presented to House of Delegates, Albany, New York, Nov. 2004 (participated in research
and drafting of Part I of comprehensive, 380-page report).
Southworth v. Grebe: The Conservative Utilization of “Negative” First Amendment Rights to Attack
Diversity of Thought at Public Universities, 65 BROOK. L. REV. 529 (1999) (student work).
SELECTED PRESENTATIONS AND CONFERENCES
Invited Panelist, New Issues in Contact, Presentation Title: Strategic Default: The Popularization of a
Debate Among Contract Scholars, 6th Annual Conference on Contracts, Stetson University College of
Law, Gulfport, Florida (February 2011).
Invited Panelist, Contracts at a Systemic Level, Presentation Title: Contract Law, Party Sophistication
and the New Formalism, Spring Conference on Contracts, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S.
Boyd School of Law, Las Vegas, Nevada (February 2010).
Conference Organizer, Transgender Law: Challenging the Boundaries of Law and Gender, Touro Law
Center, Central Islip, New York (February 2009).
Invited Panelist, Arbitrating Contract Disputes, Presentation Title: Enforcement of Pre-Dispute Limits on
Process, The Fourth International Conference on Contracts, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School
of Law, Sacramento, California (February 2008).
Presenter, Contracting Out Of Process, Contracting Out Of Corporate Accountability: An Argument
Against Enforcement of Pre-Dispute Limits on Process, Touro Law Center, Faculty Colloquium, Central
Islip, New York (November 2007).
Panelist, The Case in Context, Presentation Title: A Picture of the New York Court of Appeals at the Time
of Wood v. Lucy Lady Duff-Gordon, The Enduring Legacy of Wood v. Lady Duff Gordon, Pace University
Law School (November 2007).
Moderator, Symposium on Women in the Law, Journal of Race, Gender & Ethnicity, Touro Law Center,
Central Islip, NY (April 2007).
Moderator, Other Perspectives on Contract Law, International Contracts Conference, Houston, Texas
Panelist, What’s Will Got to Do With It?: Reforming the Duress Doctrine, International Contracts
Conference, Fort Worth, Texas (February 2006).
Invited Panelist, The Incidents of Marriage, Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania (October 2004) (presented on procedural issues pertaining to marital status).
Lecturer, Civil Motions for Leave to Appeal to the Court of Appeals, Court of Appeals Hall, Albany, New
York (April 2002) (CLE presentation).
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Frequent Lecturer, Campus Action Speakers’ Bureau, Issues Facing GLBT Students, Albany, New York
(September 1996 – April 2000) (as a college student, paid to speak about sexuality issues at universities
through out the Northeast).
BLOGGING AND PODCASTS
Contributing Editor, Contracts Prof Blog, Official Blog of the AALS Section on Contracts,
<http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/> (August 2005 - present)
Founder, The Slippery Slope, a podcast featuring conversations on a wide variety of law-related topics,
<http://www.theslipperyslope.com> (July 2008-May 2009)
Nicole Duarte and Nicola M. White, H&R Block Suit Illustrates Decline of RALs, Observers Say,
TaxAnalysts, October 23, 2010.
A. G. Sulzberger, At Military Contractor’s Trial, a $100,000 Buckle, NEW YORK TIMES, JUL. 27, 2010, at
A1, also at http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/27/nyregion/27fraud.html?_r=1
Michael H. Samuels, Corporate Boards Face Scrutiny, LONG ISLAND BUSINESS NEWS, Jan. 6, 2009, at
Lily Henning, Contractual Obfuscation, JUDICIAL REPORTS, Mar. 9, 2007, at
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES & ASSOCIATIONS
Member, Lesbian & Gay Association of Lawyers of Greater New York (“LeGAL”) (April 2008-present)
LeGAL Judicial Screening Committee (May 2008-present)
Panel Member, Chelsea Reform Democratic Club Independent Screening Panel for Judicial Vacancy in
the 3rd Municipal District (by appointment) (served May-June 2009)
Volunteer Mediator, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (June 2006-present)
Member, Historical Society of the Courts of the State of New York (July 2002-present)
Member, Society of Former Law Clerks to the New York Court of Appeals (April 2005-present)
Legal Outreach, American Friends of the Ghetto Fighters’ Museum (January 2005-March 2005).
Mentor, Martin Luther King High School Legal Studies Program (February 2003-June 2004).
New York, Massachusetts, Supreme Court of the United States, United States District Courts for the
Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; New York State Bar Association, American Bar Association