Arthur R. Miller
Civil Procedure / Harvard Law / NYU
Arthur R. Miller is this nation’s leading scholar in the field of civil procedure and is coauthor with the late Charles Wright of Federal Practice and Procedure, the legendary treatise in the field. Professors Miller and Wright are among the most-often cited and well regarded law treatise writers today.
Miller is currently a University Professor at New York University and the NYU School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Previously, Miller was the Bruce Bromley Professor of Law at Harvard, where he earned his law degree and taught for 36 years.
A renowned commentator on law and society, he won an Emmy for his work on “The Constitution: That Delicate Balance,” one of the several acclaimed PBS series which he has moderated. Miller also served for two decades as the legal editor for ABC's Good Morning America and hosted several weekly issue shows on national television.
Miller has argued cases in all of the U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal and several before the U.S. Supreme Court. He has worked in the public interest in the areas of privacy, computers, copyright, and the courts and has served as a member and reporter of the Advisory Committee of Civil Rules of the Judicial Conference of the U.S. by appointment of two Chief Justices of the United States, as Reporter and Advisor to the American Law Institute, a member of a special advisory group to the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, and as a member of various American Bar Association committees, among others. In addition, Miller was appointed by President Ford as commissioner on the United States Commission on New Technological Uses of Copyrighted Work.
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Constitutional Law / Harvard Law
Noah Feldman specializes in constitutional studies, with particular emphasis on the relationship between law and religion, constitutional design, and the history of legal theory. Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, he is also a Senior Fellow of the Society of Fellows at Harvard.
In 2003 he served as senior constitutional advisor to the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq, and subsequently advised members of the Iraqi Governing Council on the drafting of the Transitional Administrative Law or interim constitution.
He received his A.B. summa cum laude in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University in 1992. Selected as a Rhodes Scholar, he earned a D.Phil. in Oriental Studies from Oxford University in 1994. From 1999 to 2002, he was a Junior Fellow of the Society of Fellows at Harvard. Before that he served as a law clerk to Justice David H. Souter of the U.S. Supreme Court (1998 to 1999) and to Chief Judge Harry T. Edwards of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit (1997 to 1998). He received his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1997, serving as Book Reviews Editor of the Yale Law Journal.
He is the author of seven books: Cool War: The Future of Global Competition (Random House, 2013); Scorpions: The Battles and Triumphs of FDR’s Great Supreme Court Justices (Twelve Publishing, 2010); The Fall and Rise of the Islamic State (Princeton University Press, 2008); Divided By God: America's Church-State Problem and What We Should Do About It (Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2005); What We Owe Iraq: War and the Ethics of Nation building (Princeton University Press 2004); and After Jihad: America and the Struggle for Islamic Democracy (Farrar, Straus & Giroux 2003. He most recently co-authored Constitutional Law, Eighteenth Edition (Foundation Press, 2013) with Kathleen Sullivan.
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Torts / Harvard Law
Jonathan Zittrain is the George Bemis Professor of International Law at Harvard Law School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Professor of Computer Science at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Director of the Harvard Law School Library, and Faculty Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society. His research interests include battles for control of digital property and content, cryptography, electronic privacy, the roles of intermediaries within Internet architecture, human computing, and the useful and unobtrusive deployment of technology in education.
Professor Zittrain holds a bachelor's summa cum laude in cognitive science and artificial intelligence from Yale University, 1991, where he was a member of the Yale Political Union, Manuscript Society and Davenport College, a J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, 1995, where he was the winner of the Williston Negotiation Competition, and a master of public administration from Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, 1995.
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Ronald S. Sullivan Jr.
Crimes / Harvard Law
Professor Sullivan is a professor at Harvard Law School and a leading theorist in the areas of criminal law, criminal procedure, trial practice and techniques, legal ethics, and race theory.
He is the faculty director of the Harvard Criminal Justice Institute and the Harvard Trial Advocacy Workshop. Professor Sullivan also serves as Faculty Dean of Winthrop House at Harvard College. He is the first African American ever appointed Faculty Dean in Harvard's history. He is a founding member and Senior Fellow of the Jamestown Project.
Professor Sullivan is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Morehouse College and the Harvard Law School, where he served as President of the Harvard Black Law Students Association and as General Editor of the Harvard BlackLetter Law Journal.
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Robert H. Sitkoff
Trusts / Harvard Law
An expert in wills, trusts, estates, and fiduciary administration, Robert H. Sitkoff is the Austin Wakeman Scott Professor of Law and the John L. Gray Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. He was the youngest professor with tenure to receive a chair in the history of the school, and he is the only current member of the faculty to hold two chairs within the law school. Sitkoff previously taught at New York University School of Law and at Northwestern University School of Law. He has won three distinguished teaching awards.
Sitkoff’s research focuses on economic and empirical analysis of trusts, estates, and fiduciary administration. His work has been published in leading scholarly journals such as the Yale Law Journal, the Stanford Law Review, the Columbia Law Review, the Journal of Law and Economics, and the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies. Sitkoff is the lead coauthor of Wills, Trusts, and Estates (Aspen 10th ed. 2017), the most popular American coursebook on trusts and estates, and he is a coeditor of The Oxford Handbook of Fiduciary Law (Oxford University Press 2019). Sitkoff’s research has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Financial Times, among other media.
Sitkoff is an active participant in trusts and estates law reform. He serves on the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) as a Commissioner from Massachusetts. Within the ULC, he is Chair of the Drafting Committee for an Act on Conflict of Trust and Estate Laws and is a liaison member of the Joint Editorial Board for Uniform Trusts and Estates Acts. He previously served as a member of several other drafting committees for uniform trusts and estates acts, including as Chair of the Drafting Committee for the Uniform Directed Trust Act (2017). Within the American Law Institute, Sitkoff is a member of the Council, the Institute’s Board of Directors. He has served on the advisory panel or consultative group for the Restatement (Third) of Trusts, the Restatement (Third) of Property: Wills and Other Donative Transfers, the Restatement of Charitable Nonprofits, and the Restatement (Third) of Conflicts of Law.
Community Property / UCLA Law
Grace Blumberg continues to teach Community Property on recall. Her primary areas of research are marital property, family, and social welfare law. She was a Reporter for the American Law Institute's Principles of the Law of Family Dissolution (2002), for which she authored the chapters on child support and nonmarital cohabitation and was named Justice R. Ammi Cutter Reporter. A gifted teacher who made significant contributions to the School of Law's Academic Support Program, Professor Blumberg received the School of Law's Rutter Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1989 and the University's Distinguished Teaching Award in 1999.
Before joining UCLA, Professor Blumberg clerked on a New York appellate court, was a teaching fellow at Harvard Law School, and spent five years on the SUNY Buffalo Law School faculty.
Professor Blumberg has authored, in addition to the ALI Principles, the casebook Community Property in California (7th ed., 2016), Blumberg's California Family Code Annotated (23rd ed., 2017) and many law review articles. She also writes bi-monthly commentary for California Family Law Monthly and authors amicus curiae briefs in family law and community property cases before the California Supreme Court and Court of Appeal.
Scott L. Cummings
Professional Responsibility / UCLA Law
Scott Cummings is Robert Henigson Professor of Legal Ethics and Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law. Scott teaches and writes about public interest law, law and social movements, and community economic development. He is also a long-time member of the UCLA David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy, a specialization training students to become public interest lawyers.
Before joining the UCLA faculty in 2002, Professor Cummings clerked for Judge A. Wallace Tashima on the Ninth Circuit, and James Moran on the district court in Chicago. He started his legal career in Los Angeles by fighting to help build economic opportunity in low-income communities. In 1998 he was awarded a Skadden Fellowship to work in the Community Development Project at Public Counsel in Los Angeles, where he provided transactional legal assistance to nonprofit organizations and small businesses engaged in community revitalization efforts.
Professor Cummings’s most recent book An Equal Place: Lawyers in the Struggle for Los Angeles, is a sweeping study of how lawyers have helped to fight inequality in one of America’s most unequal cities. His book, Blue and Green: The Drive for Justice at America’s Port, examines how lawyers helped to transform the trucking industry at the port of Los Angeles in a campaign by the labor and environmental movements.
Professor Cummings is also the co-author of the first public interest law textbook, Public Interest Lawyering: A Contemporary Perspective, and co-editor of a leading legal profession casebook, Legal Ethics.
Jeannie Suk Gersen
Family Law / Harvard Law
Jeannie Suk Gersen joined the Harvard Law School faculty in 2006 where she is the John H. Watson, Jr. Professor of Law. She has taught constitutional law, criminal law and procedure, family law, and the law of art, fashion, and the performing arts.
Before 2006, she served as a law clerk to Justice David Souter on the United States Supreme Court, and to Judge Harry Edwards on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
Jeannie has written three books and many articles in scholarly journals and general media. Her book, At Home in the Law, was awarded the Law and Society Association's Herbert Jacob Prize for the best law and society book of the year. She has been a Guggenheim Fellow and a recipient of Harvard Law School's Sacks-Freund Award for Teaching Excellence. She is also a Contributing Writer to The New Yorker.
She received her B.A. at Yale in 1995 and her Doctorate of Philosophy at Oxford in 1999, where she was a Marshall Scholar. She received her J.D. at Harvard Law School in 2002, where she was a Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow.