Judith Miller is a Clinical Professor of Law in the Federal Criminal Justice Clinic, the nation’s first legal clinic devoted to representing indigent clients charged with federal felonies, pursuing impact litigation in federal court, and engaging in systemic reform of the federal criminal system. The FCJC’s groundbreaking race discrimination litigation earned the clinic the 2020 Clinical Legal Education Association Award for Excellence. Along with another clinician and clinical students, Professor Miller also earned the Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Service from the US District Court and the Federal Bar Association in Chicago in 2015 for the trial team’s involvement in a federal civil rights trial.
Professor Miller previously served as a Trial Attorney at the Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc. At the federal defender office, she represented indigent defendants accused of federal felony offenses from arraignment through appeal. She received her JD from Yale Law School, as well as an MA in Political Science from Yale University. Ms. Miller also clerked in Miami, FL, for the Hon. Judge Rosemary Barkett, of the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Both before and after clerking, she worked as a union-side labor lawyer for the law firm of Bredhoff & Kaiser, PLLC, in Washington, DC.