Russell A. Miller joined the Washington and Lee law faculty in 2008. His teaching and scholarly research focuses on comparative law theory and methods, comparative constitutional law, German law and legal culture, and public international law.  Previously, he taught at the University of Idaho College of Law and has been a guest professor in Germany.

Professor Miller is the author/editor of a number of books in the fields of comparative law and international law, including:  Comparative Law as Transnational Law (with Peer Zumbansen – Oxford University Press 2011); US National Security, Intelligence and Democracy (Routledge 2008); Progress in International Law (with Rebecca Bratspies – Martinus Nijhoff Press 2008); II Annual of German & European Law (with Peer Zumbansen – Berghahn Books 2007);  Transboundary Harm In International Law: Lessons from the Trail Smelter Arbitration (with Rebecca Bratspies – Cambridge University Press 2006) and I Annual of German & European Law (with Peer Zumbansen – Berghahn Books 2005).  He has published articles and commentary in the American Journal of International Law, Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, Indiana Law Journal, Journal of National Security Law, Journal of Comparative Law, and Washington & Lee Law Review.

Professor Miller expects the publication of two major works in 2012:  The Constitutional Jurisprudence of the Federal Republic of Germany (with Donald Kommers – Duke University Press) and Global Legal Traditions:  Comparative Law for the 21st Century (with Abdullahi An-Na’im, Michael Bazyler and Peter Yu – LexisNexis Publishing).

Recent Essays

The Germans are angry. They have been simmering since Edward Snowden’s disclosures last summer revealed the startling extent of American intelligence-gathering and data-collection activities in Europe. Now they are boiling-over. The discovery, in the last few days, of paid American informants in the German Federal Intelligence Service and the Ministry of Defense, left President Joachim …Read More

Recently, AICGS Non-Resident Fellow, Dr. Russell A. Miller, detailed the “1975 Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities” and its implications for contemporary surveillance in a lecture at his home Washington and Lee University School of Law. The full text is posted at Verfassungsblog. Prompting an in-depth interview with Der …Read More

Professor Russell Miller is a Professor of Law at Washington & Lee University School of Law, as well as the Co-Editor-in-Chief of German Law Journal. Professor Miller has also co-authored an upcoming book with Donald P. Kommers entitled “The Constitutional Jurisprudence of the Federal Republic of Germany.” Click her for more information about this forthcoming book. Following its …Read More

This German-American Issues edition, “Germany’s Founding Pillars at 60: Future Challenges and Choices” (#10), examines the dimensions of the three pillars on which the Federal Republic was founded: The future of the social market economy; the German Basic Law’s influence on the German military; and German-American relations from an eastern and western German perspective. This volume includes essays from Dr. Stormy-Annika Mildner and Mark Prentice, Dr. Russell A. Miller, Clemens Wergin, and Dr. Torsten Wöhlert.