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Anthony Miller

Professor Emeritus
Caruso School of Law


Professor Anthony Miller has been teaching at Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law since 1977. He has taught Torts, Remedies, Constitutional Law- Individual Rights, Family Law, Community Property, Domestic Relations Dispute Resolution, Labor Law, Public Sector Labor Law, International Commercial Arbitration, and Arbitration Practice. While these courses may seem disparate, his interest in family law and labor and employment law actually go well together, both emphasizing the law that governs ordinary Americans in their most important relationships.

These two interests have dominated Professor Miller's professional life in other ways as well. He has published in both areas. He is the co-author with Swisher and Shapo of a casebook entitled Family Law Cases, Materials, and Problems in 3rd ed. His publications entitled "Baseline, Bright-line, Best Interests: a Pragmatic Approach for California to Provide Certainty in Determining Parentage," McGeorge Law Review (2003) and "The Case for the Genetic Parent: Stanley, Quilloin, Caban, Lehr, and Michael H. Revisited" Loyola Law Review, exhibit Professor Miller's interest in the subject of the legal definition of "parent." His interest in labor and employment law is exhibited by articles on the subject of wrongful termination.

He has also served as a dispute resolution neutral in both areas of interest: as a divorce mediator and as a labor arbitrator. He is currently on the panel of arbitrators of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, and serves as an arbitrator for a variety of employers and Unions throughout California and the Southwest. Also, he is a vice-chair of the City of Los Angeles Employee Relations Board and a member of the Los Angeles County Employee Relations Commission.

He is a member of the State Bar of California and has been involved in several appeals including an automatic appeal to the California Supreme Court in a death penalty case. Formerly he served as the associate dean of the law school and the interim director of Pepperdine University's London Program. He has taught several dispute resolution courses at Jones School of Law and Community Property as a visiting adjunct professor at UCLA.


  • J.D., Pepperdine University, 1977
  • M.A., California State University, Long Beach, 1972
  • B.A., California State University, Long Beach, 1967





  • Arbitration
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Family Law
  • Torts