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Professor Darrell A.H. Miller, Harold C. Schott Scholarship Award Lecturer, will Speak on the Second Amendment


The Second Amendment in Theory and Practice

Date: November, 13, 2012

Time: 12:15 p.m. Location: Room 114

CLE: Application has been made for 1 hr. of general CLE credit for Ohio and Kentucky. There is no charge for this program.

About the Lecture

In District of Columbia v. Heller and McDonald v. City of Chicago, the United States Supreme Court held that the Second Amendment preserves an individual right to keep and bear arms and that this right applies equally against federal, state, and local governments. But the precise scope of the right, including its day-to-day application in modern American life, remains the subject of intense discussion, speculation, and litigation.

Professor Miller’s lecture will explore these two important constitutional cases; what they decided, what they left undecided, and what they may mean for the future. In the process, the lecture will touch on the complicated and fascinating relationship between the poetry of high constitutional theory and its translation into the prose of deciding individual cases.

About the Award: the Harold C. Schott Scholarship Award recognized outstanding research and scholarly achievement by a member of the faculty of the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

RSVP to Lori Strait at 513-556-0117 or lori.strait@ uc.edu. Visit our website at www.law.uc.edu for more information.

About the Speaker

Darrell A.H. Miller, Associate Professor of Law, is the recipient of the 2011 Harold C. Schott Scholarship Award, recognizing outstanding research and scholarly achievement by a member of the faculty of the University of Cincinnati College of Law. He will deliver a public lecture on his scholarship during the Fall 2012 semester.

A graduate of the Harvard Law School and a British Marshall Scholar at Oxford University, Professor Miller is considered a prolific and influential constitutional law scholar. His articles— focusing on civil rights, constitutional law, and civil procedure—have been published and cited, debated, and discussed in numerous legal journals and publications. It is an impressive body of work that engages under-enforced and undermined constitutional provisions to make them relevant today. Professor Miller’s scholarly work has contributed to judicial and academic discourse alike, with citations in the United States Supreme Court as well as the lower appellate courts.

In addition, Professor Miller’s scholarship has garnered high praise from some of the most prominent constitutional law scholars in America, who commend his deep, imaginative, and interrelating analyses of the First, Second, and Thirteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. He has become a sought-after speaker and contributor at academic symposia and other forums across the country, demonstrating further his stature as one of the country’s outstanding young legal scholars.

At the College Professor Miller is highly regarded by the students, having twice received the Goldman Prize for Excellence in Teaching since he joined the law school in 2007.

For more about Professor Miller, visit his website.