Meredith R. Miller Named Professor of Law

July 21, 2016

Dean Patricia Salkin is pleased to announce that Meredith R. Miller has been promoted to Professor of Law. She will continue to serve as Director of Solo and Small Practice Initiatives while teaching classes at Touro Law. 

“Professor Miller is a talented legal educator and scholar who also provides exemplary service to the legal profession,” stated Dean Salkin. “She has demonstrated a keen ability to bring the real world practice of law into the classroom and is well regarded among her colleagues for bringing practical application of the law to life for her students.”  

Meredith R. Miller joined the Touro Law Center faculty in Fall 2006 after serving for two years as an Honorable Abraham L. Freedman Fellow and Lecturer in Law at Temple University School of Law in Philadelphia. Professor Miller teaches Contracts I, Contracts II, Business Organizations I, Business Organizations II, Employment Law and Workplace Law in Global Context. The students voted her “Professor of the Year” for 2008-2009 and 2012-2013.

In her role as Director of Solo and Small Practice Initiatives, Professor Miller provides support to the existing Touro Law post-graduate incubator, continues to develop Touro Law’s hands-on solo & small practice concentration and works to develop synergies between the incubator and the concentration curriculum.

Prior to teaching, Professor Miller served as a law clerk to the New York Court of Appeals. She also worked as a litigation associate at Proskauer Rose LLP in New York City, where she litigated complex commercial and pro bono matters and served as a pro bono advisor to first year associates. Professor Miller has a varied legal background. She has worked in government and public interest organizations, at a small private practice and at a large national law firm. She continues to provide litigation consulting to other attorneys and direct representation to emerging and established businesses. She also serves as President of LeGaL, the LGBT Bar Association of Greater New York.

She received her J.D., cum laude, from Brooklyn Law School, where she was an Executive Articles and Research Editor of the Brooklyn Law Review, an Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Fellow and a Richardson Merit Scholar. She earned an LL.M. in Legal Education from Temple University Law School. 

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Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center’s 185,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art law school is located adjacent to both a state and a federal courthouse in Central Islip, New York. Touro Law’s proximity to the courthouses, coupled with programming developed to integrate the courtroom into the classroom, provide a one-of-a kind learning model for law students, combining a rigorous curriculum taught by expert faculty with a practical courtroom experience. Touro Law, which has a student body of approximately 650 and an alumni base of more than 6,000, offers full- and part-time J.D. programs, several dual degree programs and graduate law programs for US and foreign law graduates. Touro Law Center is part of the Touro College system.

Touro Law’s newly implemented Portals to Practice is a cutting-edge, experiential learning program that reconceives and restructures the law school experience. Portals to Practice expands the scope and quality of legal education by focusing on the development of legal professionals, from pre-law through post-graduation. 

About the Touro College and University System 
Touro is a system of non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was chartered in 1970 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American and global community. Approximately 18,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro College has 29 branch campuses, locations and instructional sites in the New York area, as well as branch campuses and programs in Berlin, Jerusalem and Moscow. New York Medical College; Touro University California and its Nevada branch campus; Touro University Worldwide and its Touro College Los Angeles division; as well as Hebrew Theological College in Skokie, Ill. are separately accredited institutions within the Touro College and University System. For further information on Touro College, please go to: http://www.touro.edu/news/.

For more info contact:
Patti Desrochers
Director of Communications
pattid@tourolaw.edu
(631) 761-7062

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