Institute for Justice Director to Discuss Public Interest Law Oct. 20Oct. 20, 2008
Matt Miller, executive director of the Texas Chapter of the Institute for Justice will speak on "Five Things Every Law Student Should Know About Public Interest Law" at 3:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, in room 120 at the Sheila and Walter Umphrey Law Center.
Miller is a lifelong Texan who grew up in Fort Worth and attended college at the University of Texas at Austin. After earning his law degree from the University of Chicago, he worked for a large Dallas law firm as a land use attorney, where he represented Texas property owners who were seeking to secure their property rights against cities, counties and state agencies. His included ones involving eminent domain, annexation, zoning, special districts and citizen referendums. He has helped litigate cases before the Texas Supreme Court and has written amicus briefs in cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and the Ohio Supreme Court.
The Institute for Justice was founded in 1991, and is the U.S.'s only libertarian public interest law firm. IJ litigates to secure economic liberty, school choice, private property rights, freedom of speech, especially in the areas of commercial and Internet speech, and other vital individual liberties.
The event is sponsored by the Baylor Public Interest Legal Society and is open to all students and faculty.