Stephen R. Miller

Prof. Stephen R. Miller

Associate Professor, University of Idaho College of Law

Stephen R. Miller joined the faculty of the University of Idaho College of Law in 2011. Prof. 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. While in law school, Prof. Miller was senior articles editor of the Constitutional Law Quarterly. Prof. Miller also worked for a land use and environmental law firm in San Francisco, California prior to joining the faculty. His research interests include economic development, sustainable development, land use, environmental law, and local government law.

His academic works have been published by or are forthcoming from Cambridge University Press, Harvard Environmental Law Review, and a number of other law reviews and professional journals. In 2013, he was named Faculty Advisor of the Year by the Idaho Law Review and also received the Alumni Award for Faculty Excellence. In addition to his academic writings, Prof. Miller also blogs at Land Use Prof Blog, and writes an occasional column for the Idaho Statesman Business Insider.

Prof. Miller also runs the College of Law's Economic Development Clinic, which maintains the student-written blog Idaho NEXT. In 2013, the Clinic received the Planning Excellence Award for Best Practice from the Idaho chapter of the American Planning Association for Area of City Impact Agreements in Idaho. In 2014, the Clinic released Agritourism at the Rural-Urban Interface: A National Overview of Legal Issues with 20 Proposals for Idaho. In addition, the Clinic has been credited by state officials with popularizing the use of New Markets Tax Credits financing in Idaho, a financing tool that has already helped fund $50 million in investment in low income communities throughout the state.

Prof. Miller is also active in the community. He presently serves as a commissioner on the Boise City Planning and Zoning Commission and as a board member of the Joyce Ivy Foundation, which provides educational opportunities for talented high school students.



  • 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