Stephen R. Miller
Stephen R. Miller
Professor of Law
Front St. 340
College of Law
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 83720-0051
Boise, ID 83720-0051
- J.D., University of California, Hastings College of Law, 2006
- M.C.P., University of California, Berkeley, 2006
- M.F.A., Boise State University, 2020
- A.B., Brown University, English Literature & Religious Studies, 1997
Stephen R. Miller is Professor of Law at the University of Idaho College of Law in Boise. His current courses include Property, Administrative Law, Land Use Planning & Law, State & Local Government Law, and Real Estate Transactions. His numerous books, chapters, law review articles and editorials have been published by Cambridge University Press, the Harvard Environmental Law Review and the Harvard Journal on Legislation, among others. He is the co-author of a leading casebook, Land Use and Sustainable Development Law, and co-editor of a collection of essays on climate change. He is the editor-in-chief of the ABA Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law.
He maintains a wide scope of community involvement at the local level and beyond. He has served as a consultant on United States’ land use governance for the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris and advised on local land use governance in Cambodia. Closer to home, he has served as a commissioner on the Boise Planning & Zoning Commission and helped launch the Citizens Planning Academy. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and serves on the American Planning Association’s Amicus Curiae Committee. He has also received research grants from the U.S. Forest Service, the Idaho Department of Lands, the Center for Advanced Energy Studies, and a sub-grant from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.
Professor Miller also writes fiction and plays. While earning his master’s of fine arts in fiction at Boise State, he was awarded the Balch Prize for short fiction. He has also produced a play locally and been awarded creative commissions from Treefort, the Boise City Department of Arts & History, and the Morrison Center.
For a full list of Prof. Miller's publications and activities, please see his CV.
- Land Use & Environmental Law
- Sustainability & Climate Change Law
- Real Estate Law
- Community Economic Development
- State & Local Government Law
- Administrative Law
Land Use and Sustainable Development Law: Cases and Materials (9th ed. 2017) (co-authored with John Nolon, Patricia Salkin & Jonathan Rosenbloom).
Urban Data and the Platform City, in The Cambridge Handbook of the Law of the Sharing Economy (Nestor Davidson, Michele Finck & John Infranca eds., 2018).
Law Review Articles
Informal Governance Structures and Disaster Planning: The Case of Wildfire, 40 U. Ark. Little Rock L. Rev. 633 (2018) (co-authored with Jaap Vos & Eric Lindquist).
Local Environmental Regulation in the Mountain West, 46 Real Est. Rev. 63 (2017).
Planning for Wildfire at the Wildland-Urban Interface: A Guide for Western Cities, 49 Urb. Law. 207 (2017).
Reviews and Reflections on Planned Communities, 49 Urb. Law. 483 (2017) (co-authored with Ronald S. Cope & Kimberly Freimuth).
Reviews and Reflections on Planned Communities, 41 ABA St. & Loc. L. News 9 (2017) (co-authored with Ronald S. Cope & Kimberly Freimuth).
The Battle Between Internet Exceptionalism and the Local Control of Land Use, 31 ABA Prob. & Prop. 36 (May/June 2017) (co-authored with Jamila Jefferson-Jones), reprinted in ABA GP Solo, Nov.–Dec. 2018 (one of three “Best of the ABA Sections” articles).
Editor-in-Chief, Thomson Reuters’ Real Estate Review (June, 2017-present).
Editor-in-Chief, ABA Journal on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law (June, 2019-present).