Stephen Miller

University of Idaho Col. of Law - Boise

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University of Idaho Col. of Law - Boise


Stephen R. Miller joined the faculty of the University of Idaho College of Law in 2011. Prof. Miller’s academic works have been published by or are forthcoming from Cambridge University Press, the Harvard Environmental Law Review, the Harvard Journal on Legislation, and a number of other law reviews and professional journals. His article, “Legal Neighborhoods,” was selected to be reprinted in the Land Use and Environmental Law Review, an annual, peer-selected compendium of the ten best land use and environmental law articles of the year. Prof. Miller can also be found atLand Use Prof Blog and @LandUseProf.

Prof. Miller’s courses include Property, Administrative Law, Environmental Law, State & Local Government Law, and a seminar in land use planning. He is also the director of the College of Law's Economic Development Clinic. In 2013, the Clinic received the Planning Excellence Award for Best Practice from the Idaho chapter of the American Planning Association for Area of City Impact Agreements in Idaho. In 2014, the Clinic released Agritourism at the Rural-Urban Interface: A National Overview of Legal Issues with 20 Proposals for Idaho, which receivednational media coverage. In 2015, the Clinic released Funding Conservation in Idaho: A Survey of Federal, State & Local Resources Assisting Conservation on Private Lands, which was a first-of-its-kind collaboration with the Idaho Coalition of Land Trusts. The Clinic helped bring New Markets Tax Credits to Idaho, which has funded over $60 million in investment in low income communities throughout the state. At present, the Clinic is working with Prof. Miller in his role as principal investigator on a 3-year, $300,000 grant from the U.S. Forest Service and the Idaho Department of Lands to develop legal and code-based strategies to reduce the impact of wildfire on the built environment.

Prof. Miller received his undergraduate degree from Brown University, a master’s degree in city and regional planning from the University of California, Berkeley, and his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law. Prof. Miller is a commissioner on the Boise City Planning and Zoning Commission and serves on the advisory boards of the Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute and the Land Use Law Center at Pace Law School.


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