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College of Law

Physical Address:
Menard 101
711 S. Rayburn Drive

Mailing Address:
College of Law
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2321
Moscow, ID 83844-2321

Main Office: 208-885-2255
Admissions: 208-885-2300
Legal Clinic: 208-885-6541
Office of the Dean: 208-885-4977

Fax: 208-885-5709

Email: uilaw@uidaho.edu

Physical Address:
514 W Jefferson Street
Boise, ID 83702

Mailing Address:
College of Law
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 83720-0051
Boise, ID 83720-0051

Phone: 208-364-4560

Fax: 208-334-2176

Email: uilaw@uidaho.edu

Stephen R. Miller

Stephen R. Miller

Professor of Law

Office

ILJLC 312

Phone

208-364-4559

Mailing Address

College of Law
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 83720-0051
Boise, ID 83720-0051

  • J.D., University of California, Hastings College of Law, 2006
  • M.C.P., University of California, Berkeley, 2006
  • M.F.A., Boise State University, 2020
  • A.B., Brown University, English Literature & Religious Studies, 1997

Stephen R. Miller is Professor of Law at the University of Idaho College of Law in Boise.  His current courses include Property, Administrative Law, Land Use Planning & Law, State & Local Government Law, and Real Estate Transactions.  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 is the co-author of a leading casebook, Land Use and Sustainable Development Law, and co-editor of a collection of essays on climate change.  He is the editor-in-chief of the ABA Journal of Affordable Housing & Community Development Law.

He maintains a wide scope of community involvement at the local level and beyond.  He has served as a consultant on United States’ land use governance for the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris and advised on local land use governance in Cambodia.  Closer to home, he has served as a commissioner on the Boise Planning & Zoning Commission and helped launch the Citizens Planning Academy.  He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners and serves on the American Planning Association’s Amicus Curiae Committee.  He has also received research grants from the U.S. Forest Service, the Idaho Department of Lands, the Center for Advanced Energy Studies, and a sub-grant from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management.  

Professor Miller also writes fiction and plays.  While earning his master’s of fine arts in fiction at Boise State, he was awarded the Balch Prize for short fiction.  He has also produced a play locally and been awarded creative commissions from Treefort, the Boise City Department of Arts & History, and the Morrison Center.

Professor Miller can also be found at Land Use Prof Blog and @LandUseProf.

For a full list of Prof. Miller's publications and activities, please see his CV.

  • Land Use & Environmental Law
  • Sustainability & Climate Change Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Community Economic Development
  • State & Local Government Law
  • Administrative Law

Book

Land Use and Sustainable Development Law: Cases and Materials (9th ed. 2017) (co-authored with John Nolon, Patricia Salkin & Jonathan Rosenbloom).

Book Chapter

Urban Data and the Platform City, in The Cambridge Handbook of the Law of the Sharing Economy (Nestor Davidson, Michele Finck & John Infranca eds., 2018).

Law Review Articles

Informal Governance Structures and Disaster Planning: The Case of Wildfire, 40 U. Ark. Little Rock L. Rev. 633 (2018) (co-authored with Jaap Vos & Eric Lindquist).

Local Environmental Regulation in the Mountain West, 46 Real Est. Rev. 63 (2017).

Planning for Wildfire at the Wildland-Urban Interface: A Guide for Western Cities, 49 Urb. Law. 207 (2017).

Reviews and Reflections on Planned Communities, 49 Urb. Law. 483 (2017) (co-authored with Ronald S. Cope & Kimberly Freimuth).

Reviews and Reflections on Planned Communities, 41 ABA St. & Loc. L. News 9 (2017) (co-authored with Ronald S. Cope & Kimberly Freimuth).

The Battle Between Internet Exceptionalism and the Local Control of Land Use, 31 ABA Prob. & Prop. 36 (May/June 2017) (co-authored with Jamila Jefferson-Jones), reprinted in ABA GP Solo, Nov.–Dec. 2018 (one of three “Best of the ABA Sections” articles).

Other Publications

Opinion, Ending the Single-Family District isn't so Simple, Minneapolis Star-Trib., Jan. 2, 2019.

Opinion, West Must Develop Wildfire Ethic to SurviveS.F. Chron., Dec. 7, 2018.

Journal Editing

Editor-in-Chief, Thomson Reuters’ Real Estate Review (June, 2017-present).

Editor-in-Chief, ABA Journal on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law (June, 2019-present).

Recent Blog Posts

A Tribute to the Scholarship of Dale Goble

Posted Mon, 11 Nov 2019 15:47:00 -0800

The University of Idaho College of Law hosted a festschrift in honor of our colleague, Professor Emeritus Dale Goble, on Friday, November 1 at the U of I Water Center in Boise. Read more

Panel discussion in Boise hosted by the Urban Land Institute

Posted Tue, 08 Oct 2019 09:39:00 -0700

On Monday, October 7, Associate Dean Stephen R. Miller moderated a panel discussion in Boise hosted by the Urban Land Institute focusing on building urban resilience in the Treasure Valley. Read more

Professor Stephen R. Miller has co-authored an essay on wildfire and climate change, which appears in the next issue of the American Bar Association’s TRENDS magazine.

Posted Mon, 09 Sep 2019 09:25:00 -0700

Professor Stephen R. Miller has co-authored an essay on wildfire and climate change, which appears in the next issue of the American Bar Association’s TRENDS magazine. Read more

College of Law

Physical Address:
Menard 101
711 S. Rayburn Drive

Mailing Address:
College of Law
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2321
Moscow, ID 83844-2321

Main Office: 208-885-2255
Admissions: 208-885-2300
Legal Clinic: 208-885-6541
Office of the Dean: 208-885-4977

Fax: 208-885-5709

Email: uilaw@uidaho.edu

Physical Address:
514 W Jefferson Street
Boise, ID 83702

Mailing Address:
College of Law
University of Idaho
P.O. Box 83720-0051
Boise, ID 83720-0051

Phone: 208-364-4560

Fax: 208-334-2176

Email: uilaw@uidaho.edu