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 (41)

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 286 (116,689)
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culture, cultural, competence, equality, model, ethics, skill

Teaching Law: A Framework for Instructional Mastery

Teaching Law: A Framework for Instructional Mastery, 2nd eds, ISBN: 978-0-9980601-8-7; 2018
Number of pages: 218 Posted: 23 Mar 2018
Nelson P. Miller
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Downloads 158 (204,756)

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law, teaching, legal, education, mastery

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 30 (521,786)
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teaching, law, lawyers, legal education, law school, curriculum, education, dimensions, knowledge, skill, ethics

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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 Johnson
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and Western Michigan University
Downloads 130 (239,432)

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

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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 130 (239,432)

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legal education, integrating ethics, practice preparation

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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 129 (240,822)

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

6.

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 127 (243,697)

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cultural competency, diversity, interpersonal skills, diversity framework

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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 109 (272,431)
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Carnegie, educating, lawyers, law students, reasoning, explicit, subsidiary, skills, analytic, analogical

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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 107 (275,941)

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

9.

An Ancient Law of Care

Number of pages: 52 Posted: 10 Sep 2011
Nelson P. Miller
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Downloads 96 (296,788)

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torts, history, evolution, ancient laws

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Teaching Law: A Behavioral Approach

Teaching Law: A Behavioral Approach, 2018, ISBN: 978-0-9980601-9-4
Number of pages: 194 Posted: 23 Mar 2018
Nelson P. Miller
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Downloads 61 (384,994)

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teaching, law, legal, education, behavior

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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 57 (397,965)

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plain language, words, uncertainty, Lieber

12.

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 53 (411,642)

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

13.

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 51 (418,680)

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

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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 UALR Bowen School of Law
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law, practice, preparation, entrepreneur, enterprise, innovation, instruction

15.

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 Michon
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School, Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School and Wells Fargo Bank
Downloads 47 (433,500)

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

16.

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 46 (437,291)

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

17.

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 44 (445,058)

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

18.

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 42 (453,175)

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

19.

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 38 (470,270)

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

20.

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 35 (483,798)

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

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 34 (488,480)

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

22.

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 31 (503,054)

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

23.

Going to Law School: Preparing for a Transformative Experience

Going to Law School: Preparing for a Transformative Experience, Crown Management, LLC, 2016
Number of pages: 156 Posted: 24 Jul 2017
Nelson P. Miller
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Downloads 27 (524,583)

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legal, education, law, profession, school

24.

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

25.

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

26.

'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 25 (536,398)

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

27.

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 25 (536,398)

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professionalism, morality, legal history, noble, values

28.

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

29.

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 21 (561,136)

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

30.

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

31.

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

32.

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 20 (567,421)

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ethics, competence, objectives, instruction

33.

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 19 (574,003)

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

34.

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 18 (580,469)

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

35.

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

36.

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

37.

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

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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 11 (627,579)
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economics, productivity, produce, lawyers, legal services, labor, capital, increase, compete

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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 10 (634,473)

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

40.

Facing Death: Necessary Reflection on a Worthwhile Subject

Facing Death: Necessary Reflection on a Worthwhile Subject; ISBN: 978-0-9980601-6-3
Number of pages: 200 Posted: 22 Jul 2017
Nelson P. Miller
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Downloads 8 (648,791)

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death, philosophy, religion, dying

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How to Get a J-O-B: An Eight-Step Program for Lawyer Employment

How to Get a J-O-B: An Eight-Step Program for Lawyer Employment; ISBN 0998060127
Number of pages: 160 Posted: 22 Jul 2017
Nelson P. Miller
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Downloads 6 (663,186)

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lawyer, law, employment, job, student, search