Nelson P. Miller

Western Michigan University Cooley Law School

Associate Dean and Professor

111 Commerce S.W.

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

United States

http://www.cooley.edu/faculty/miller_nelson.html

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (37)

1.

Equality as Talisman: Getting Beyond Bias to Cultural Competence as a Professional Skill

Thomas M. Cooley Law Review, Vol. 25, No. 100, 2008
Number of pages: 50 Posted: 18 Nov 2011
Nelson P. Miller, Tracey Brame, Dale Iverson and Goldie Adele
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, affiliation not provided to SSRN, affiliation not provided to SSRN and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 126 (121,747)
Citation 1

Abstract:

culture, cultural, competence, equality, model, ethics, skill

2.

Meeting the Carnegie Report’s Challenge to Make Legal Analysis Explicit — Subsidiary Skills to the IRAC Framework

Journal of Legal Education, Vol. 59, p. 192, 2009
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 19 Nov 2011
Nelson P. Miller and Bradley J. Charles
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Downloads 77 (235,451)

Abstract:

Carnegie, educating, lawyers, law students, reasoning, explicit, subsidiary, skills, analytic, analogical

3.

An Ancient Law of Care

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 10 Sep 2011
Nelson P. Miller
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Downloads 71 (248,191)

Abstract:

torts, history, evolution, ancient laws

4.

The Role of Law Schools in Shaping Culturally Competent Lawyers

Michigan Bar Journal, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 10 Sep 2011
Nelson P. Miller and Cynthia M. Ward
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Downloads 56 (237,165)

Abstract:

cultural competency, diversity, interpersonal skills, diversity framework

5.

The Culture of the Legal Profession: Character-Based Legal Education for Client-Centered Representation

Number of pages: 218 Posted: 22 Oct 2013
Nelson P. Miller
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Downloads 48 (262,017)

Abstract:

lawyer, ethics, legal education, moral development, morality, profession, professional, responsibility, law practice

6.

An Apprenticeship of Professional Identity: A Paradigm for Educating Lawyers

Michigan Bar Journal, 2011
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 09 Sep 2011
Nelson P. Miller
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Downloads 46 (286,566)

Abstract:

legal education, integrating ethics, practice preparation

7.

Why Prolixity Does Not Produce Clarity: Francis Lieber on Plain Language

The Scribes Journal of Legal Writing, pp. 108-114, 2007
Posted: 10 Sep 2011
Nelson P. Miller
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Downloads 37 (315,189)

Abstract:

plain language, words, uncertainty, Lieber

8.

Conceptual and Historical Errors in Tort Law

Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal, Vol. 40, p. 59, 2004
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 19 Nov 2011
Nelson P. Miller
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Downloads 33 (335,979)

Abstract:

history, tort law, practice, administration, reform, early, ancient, foundation, evaluation

9.

Introduction: Teaching Law Practice: Preparing the Next Generation of Lawyers

Teaching Law Practice: Preparing the Next Generation of Lawyers, Charles Cercone, Nelson P. Miller, & Christopher Trudeau, eds., Vandeplas, 2013
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 28 Sep 2013
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, Indiana Tech - Law School and Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Downloads 32 (342,350)

Abstract:

law, practice, preparation, entrepreneur, enterprise, innovation, instruction

10.

Mapping Lawyer Competencies Onto the Law School Curriculum to Confirm that Graduates are Prepared for Law Practice

Number of pages: 74 Posted: 02 Jul 2014
Nelson P. Miller
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Downloads 29 (264,163)

Abstract:

curriculum, map, mapping, lawyer, competence, competency, legal, education

11.

Superhuman – Biotechnology’s Emerging Impact on the Law

Thomas M. Cooley Law Review, Vol. 24, No. 1, 2007
Number of pages: 97 Posted: 19 Nov 2011
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, Deceased, affiliation not provided to SSRN and Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Downloads 23 (370,348)

Abstract:

biotechnology, reform, change, law, policy, regulation, rights, human rights, world views, impact

12.

Entrepreneurial Practice: Enterprise Skills for Lawyers Serving Emerging Client Populations

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 06 Oct 2013
Nelson P. Miller, Michael Dunn and John Crane
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, Independent and Independent
Downloads 21 (362,894)

Abstract:

entrepreneur, lawyers, paradigm, commodity, commoditization, practice, specialization, marketing

13.

Reflections of a Lawyer's Soul: The Institutional Experience of Professionalism at Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Reflections of a Lawyer's Soul: The Institutional Experience of Professionalism at Thomas M. Cooley Law School, A. Timmer & N. Miller, eds., Thomas M. Cooley Law School, 2007
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 19 Oct 2013
Amy Timmer and Nelson P. Miller
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Downloads 18 (400,355)

Abstract:

lawyer, professionalism, law school, legal education, ethics, service, commitment, culture, values

14.

Dear J.D.: What to Do with Your Law Degree

Number of pages: 27 Posted: 04 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 29 Oct 2015
Nelson P. Miller
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Downloads 17 (374,133)

Abstract:

law, legal, education, practice, juris, doctor, degree, mission

15.

Are You Legal? A Personal Legal-Audit and Empowerment Tool

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 04 Nov 2014
Nelson P. Miller
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Downloads 17 (410,029)

Abstract:

legal, audit, empowerment, law, individual, standards, order

16.

Lawyers as Economic Drivers — The Business Case for Legal Services

Journal of the Legal Profession, Vol. 37, No. 67, 2012
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 29 Sep 2013
Nelson P. Miller
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Downloads 17 (405,130)

Abstract:

lawyer, economic, entrepreneur, vision, practice, service, business

17.

Who is the Customer and What are We Selling? Employer-Based Objectives for the Ethical Competence of Law School Graduates

Journal of the Legal Profession, Vol. 33, No. 223, 2009
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 18 Nov 2011
Nelson P. Miller
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Downloads 16 (435,384)

Abstract:

ethics, competence, objectives, instruction

18.

The Symbolism of the Federal Rules of Evidence — The Created, the Fallen, and the Redeemed

Thomas M. Cooley Law Review, Vol. 29, No. 327, 2013
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 29 Sep 2013
Nelson P. Miller, Curt A. Benson and Christopher G. Hastings
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School and Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Downloads 15 (415,043)

Abstract:

rules, evidence, symbolism, ethics, constructs, culture, foundation, redemption

19.

Preserving Law School’s Signature Pedagogy and Great Subjects

Michigan Bar Journal, Vol. 88, No. 5, p. 46, 2009
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 19 Nov 2011
Nelson P. Miller and Heather Garretson
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and CUNY School of Law
Downloads 15 (359,295)

Abstract:

legal education, reform, pedagogy, Socratic, curriculum, traditional, advocacy

20.

No-Fault Tort Law as a 'Strategic Assumption': Throwing Out the Baby with the Bathwater

University of Detroit Mercy Law Review, Vol. 82, p. 47, 2004
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 19 Nov 2011
Nelson P. Miller
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Downloads 15 (405,130)

Abstract:

no-fault, tort law, replace, policy, civil justice, compensation, rights, private

21.

Helping Law-Firm Luddites Cross the Digital Divide — Arguments for Mastering Law-Practice Technology

Southern Methodist University Law Review, Vol. 12, p. 113, 2009
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 19 Nov 2011
Nelson P. Miller and Derek S. Witte
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and affiliation not provided to SSRN
Downloads 15 (400,355)

Abstract:

Luddite, technology, lawyers, information, demands, professional, practitioner

22.

Now What? Steadying Tort Law’s Pendulum

Michigan Bar Journal, Vol. 88, No. 5, p. 38, 2009
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 19 Nov 2011
Nelson P. Miller
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Downloads 13 (440,519)

Abstract:

tort law, reverse, politics, political, steadying, pendulum, stare decisis, reason, reasonable, care

23.

'Judicial Politics': Restoring the Michigan Supreme Court

Michigan Bar Journal, Vol. 85, No. 1, p. 38, 2006
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 18 Nov 2011
Nelson P. Miller
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Downloads 13 (415,043)

Abstract:

politics, political, judiciary, majority, precedent, stare decisis, reputation, public, confidence

24.

The Nobility of the American Lawyer: the Ennobling History, Philosophy, and Morality of a Maligned Profession

Thomas M. Cooley Law Review, Vol. 22, No. 2, 2005
Number of pages: 99 Posted: 10 Sep 2011
Nelson P. Miller
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Downloads 13 (435,384)

Abstract:

professionalism, morality, legal history, noble, values

25.

The Faithful Lawyer -- Flourishing from Law Study to Practice

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 10 Oct 2013
Nelson P. Miller
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Downloads 12 (445,526)

Abstract:

lawyer, faith, morality, resources, commitments, values, ethics, spirituality, law, practice, religion, universal

26.

Meta-Ethical Competence as a Lawyer Skill: Variant Ethics Affecting Lawyer and Client Decision-Making

Thomas M. Cooley Journal of Practical and Clinical Law, Vol. 9, No. 91, 2007
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 19 Nov 2011
Nelson P. Miller
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Downloads 12 (450,567)

Abstract:

variation, ethics, worldview, perspective, practice, advice, advise, counsel, skill, meta, instruct, teach

27.

A Law Student's Guide: To Legal Education's Knowledge, Skills, and Ethics Dimensions

Carolina Academic Press (2010)
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 15 Oct 2013
Nelson P. Miller
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Downloads 11 (450,567)

Abstract:

law school, law student, lawyer, legal education, curriculum, knowledge, skills, ethics

28.

Injured — Seriously!: Personal Injuries and Their Mechanisms and Effects

Injured--Seriously!: Personal Injuries and Their Mechanism and Effects. Lake Mary, FL: Vandeplas Pub. Co., 2013
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 29 Sep 2013
Nelson P. Miller
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Downloads 11 (455,743)

Abstract:

injury, personal, trial, lawyer, mechanism, effects, tort, compassion, experience, statistics, death

29.

Teaching Law: A Framework for Instructional Mastery

An excerpt from the 2010 book published by Bridge Publishing Group
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 17 Oct 2013
Nelson P. Miller
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Downloads 10 (450,567)

Abstract:

teaching, law, lawyers, legal education, law school, curriculum, education, dimensions, knowledge, skill, ethics

30.

Of Shining Knights and Cunning Pettifoggers: The Symbolic World of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct

Penn State Law Review, Vol. 110, No. 855, 2006
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 19 Nov 2011
Nelson P. Miller and Joan Vestrand
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Downloads 10 (465,868)

Abstract:

ethics, rules, profession, conduct, lawyers, symbolic, coherence, norms

31.

Legal Education as a Pie-Maker: Why Michigan Benefits from Accessible Law Schools

Michigan Bar Journal, Vol. 89, No. 10, p. 42, October 2010
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 19 Nov 2011
Nelson P. Miller
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Downloads 9 (476,055)

Abstract:

economics, productivity, produce, lawyers, legal services, labor, capital, increase, compete

32.

Lawyer Finances: Principles and Practices for Personal and Professional Financial Success

Number of pages: 57 Posted: 04 Nov 2014
Nelson P. Miller, Paul Sorensen and Mark A. Michon
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School and Wells Fargo Bank
Downloads 8 (425,218)

Abstract:

lawyer, practice, finance, firm, debt, manage, management, financial, success

33.

Lawlessness Revealed: The Supreme Court’s Man of Liberty Transcends Tort Law

Louisiana Law Review, Vol. 66, No. 95, 2005
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 18 Nov 2011
Nelson P. Miller
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Downloads 8 (476,055)

Abstract:

First Amendment, liberty, care, tort law, injury, intrinsic good, foundation, philosophy, self-expression

34.

A Law Graduate's Guide: Navigating Law School's Hidden Career and Professional Development Curriculum

Number of pages: 30 Posted: 12 Oct 2013
Nelson P. Miller
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Downloads 7 (470,947)

Abstract:

law, lawyer, career, professional, development, curriculum, guide, navigate, orient

35.

The Lost of Michigan — Released Prisoners Needing State Identification

Michigan Bar Journal, Vol. 87, No. 11, p. 36, 2008
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 19 Nov 2011
Nelson P. Miller
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Downloads 7 (485,880)

Abstract:

identification, photograph, proof, citizenship, prisoner, release, rehabilitation, recidivism

36.

How to Build Your Practice with Pro Bono for Lawyers

Published by the ABA Law Practice Management Section (2012)
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 08 Oct 2013
Nelson P. Miller
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Downloads 5 (455,743)

Abstract:

pro bono, law, practice, business, skill, development, populations, service, compassion, marketing, ethics, commitment

37.

Preparing for the Bar Exam: A Comprehensive Guide to Plans, Programs, Content, Conditions, and Skills

Number of pages: 168 Posted: 03 Nov 2015
Nelson P. Miller and Douglas A. Johnson
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and Western Michigan University
Downloads 0 (244,438)

Abstract:

law, law practice, bar, bar exam, law school, license exam