National appointments

Waller to become NALP President

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Assistant Dean for Career Development Anthony E. “Tony” Waller (J.D.’93) was voted president-elect of NALP (the National Association for Law Placement), an international association of over 2,500 legal career professionals who advise law students, lawyers, law offices and law schools.

Waller became the first individual from the state of Georgia to serve in this leadership capacity in more than two decades when he assumed the post in April.

Waller has more than 18 years of legal career development experience, with 12 of them at UGA.


Miller elected to the American Law Institute

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Joseph S. Miller, the holder of the Rogers Chair of Intellectual Property and Unfair Competition Law, has been elected to the American Law Institute. The ALI is “the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize and otherwise improve the law.”

His research has long focused on intellectual property law and the larger legal frameworks that structure competition in a market economy. In recent work, he has used the computational tools of network analysis to measure and map case citation patterns in Supreme Court case law, including all of the court’s IP cases.

His work has appeared in the general law reviews of the universities of Akron, American, Cardozo, Catholic, Indiana, Kansas, Lewis & Clark and Pittsburgh as well as in the IP journals at Berkeley, Chicago-Kent, Stanford, Texas and UCLA. His most recent article, “A Judge Never Writes More Freely: A Separate-Opinions Citation-Network Approach to Assessing Judicial Ideology,” is forthcoming in the Michigan State Law Review. Miller is also the co-author of a nationally popular IP Survey casebook, now in its seventh edition.

Miller, who joined the School of Law faculty in 2011, teaches Intellectual Property Survey, Corporations, History & Theory of the Common Law and various jurisprudence seminars.