Stephen R. Miller
Stephen R. Miller
Associate Professor of Law
College of Law
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 83720-0051
Boise, ID 83720-0051
- A.B., Brown University, English Literature & Religious Studies, 1997
- M.C.P., University of California, Berkeley, 2006
- J.D., University of California, Hastings College of Law, 2006
Professor Stephen R. Miller is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Idaho College of Law. He is an expert in land use; local government; local environmental law; sustainability and resilience planning, with an emphasis on wildfire; and local regulation of the sharing economy. 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 has served as a consultant on United States’ land use governance for the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and as an adviser to the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on the creation of a National Risk Index. He has served as a commissioner on the Boise Planning & Zoning Commission, and presently serves on the boards of the Montana & Idaho Community Development Corporation, the Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute, and the Land Use Law Center at Pace Law School.
He has been named Faculty Adviser of the Year by the Idaho Law Review and also received the Alumni Award for Faculty Excellence. Professor Miller can also be found at Land Use Prof Blog and @LandUseProf.
His article, “Legal Neighborhoods,” was reprinted in the Land Use and Environmental Law Review, an annual, peer-selected compendium of the ten best land use and environmental law articles of the year. His article, “A Coordinated Approach to Food Safety and Land Use Law at the Urban Fringe,” was reprinted in the Zoning and Planning Law Handbook, an annual collection of influential articles.
Professor Miller’s courses include Property Law, Administrative Law, Environmental Law, State & Local Government Law, and a seminar in land use planning. He is also the director of the College of Law's Economic Development Clinic. The Clinic is working with Professor Miller in his role as principal investigator on a 3-year, $240,000 grant from the U.S. Forest Service and the Idaho Department of Lands to develop legal and code-based strategies to reduce the impact of wildfire in the wildland-urban interface (WUI). The Clinic received the Planning Excellence Award for Best Practice, the highest annual award from the Idaho chapter of the American Planning Association, for Area of City Impact Agreements in Idaho.
Professor Miller received his undergraduate degree from Brown University, a master’s degree in city and regional planning from the University of California, Berkeley, and his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of Law.
For a full list of Prof. Miller's publications and activities, please see the CV.
- Land Use & Environmental Law
- Sustainability & Climate Change Law
- Real Estate Law
- Community Economic Development
- State & Local Government Law
- Administrative Law