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Erin Miller
USC Gould School of Law

Erin Miller

Assistant Professor of Law

699 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90089-0074 USA

Last Updated: June 1, 2023

Erin Miller's research focuses on theories of speech and free speech rights, and especially their application to mass media. She also writes on issues of moral and criminal responsibility. Her teaching areas include First Amendment theory and criminal procedure. She holds a BA in philosophy and political science from Yale University, a JD from Yale Law School and a PhD in political theory from Princeton University. Prior to joining the USC Gould faculty, she was a Bigelow Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School.


  • "Media Power Through Epistemic Funnels," 20 Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy 873 (2022). - (SSRN)
  • "Amplified Speech," 43 Cardozo Law Review 1 (2021). - (SSRN)
  • "With Group Power Comes Great (Individual) Responsibility," 20 Politics, Philosophy, & Economics 22 (2021). - (SSRN)
  • "The Limits of Law in the Evaluation of Mitigating Evidence" (with Emad Atiq), 45 American Journal of Criminal Law 167 (2018). - (SSRN)
  • "Let the Burden Fit the Crime: Extending Proportionality Review to Sex Offenders," 123 Yale Law Journal 1607 (2014, Comment). - (SSRN)


Politi Fact
May 23, 2023
Re: David B. Cruz

Professor David Cruz was recently interviewed about a controversial bill that was passed in Connecticut. "Paying even modest attention to the bill’s definitions should make it clear beyond doubt that it will not be the source of protections based upon the age of people to whom one is attracted or with whom one has sex," Cruz said.


Robin Craig
April, 2023

"Marine Biodiversity: Trends, Targets, and the BBNJ," Lewis and Clark School of Law 2023 Environmental Law Symposium: Protecting Biodiversity: Five Decades of Progress but an Uncertain Future, Portland, OR, April 7, 2023.

Jonathan Barnett
April, 2023

Comment Letter from Law Professors, Economists, and Business School Professors to the Federal Trade Commission on Proposed Non-Compete Clause Rule, Jonathan Barnett (co-lead author, with Adam Mossoff and Ted Sichelman), April 19, 2023.

Robin Craig
April, 2023

"Survival Equity and Climate Change Triage: How to Decide Who Lives and Who Dies," presentation as part of Adapting to a Warming World: Perspectives from the Environmental Law Collaborative, Hubbell Environmental Law Initiative, University of Iowa School of Law, Iowa City, IA, April 14, 2023.