Cooley dean and professor publishes book about faith and practicing

Thomas M. Cooley Law School Associate Dean and Professor Nelson Miller recently published his 10th book. The Faithful Lawyer: Flourishing from Law Study to Practice has footnotes and quotations from the Bible, each linked to the practice of law. The book has 24 law practice vignettes that illustrate how faith can be applied in the practice of law. The Faithful Lawyer: Flourishing from Study to Practice is published by Bridge Publishing Group and is available to purchase at bridgepublishinggroup.com and amazon.com.

''Law studies and law practice present psychological, emotional, ethical and other challenges that test the faith of law students and lawyers," said Miller. "The book shows students and attorneys how closely the study and practice of law are to faith and how traditional forms of faith can guide and support law students and lawyers in professional development.''

Miller, who resides in Grand Haven, Mich. has been employed by Cooley Law School for eight years and previously practiced civil litigation for 16 years. He argued cases before the Michigan Supreme Court, Michigan Court of Appeals and United States Court of Appeals and has filed briefs in the United States Supreme Court. Miller provides pro bono legal services to individuals in need and advises nonprofit organizations. He was recently awarded the John W. Cummiskey Award for pro bono service by State Bar of Michigan.

Miller has published books ranging from the practice of tort law to the teaching of law. In addition to his other books, he has had several legal works published including: casebooks, book chapters, book reviews and articles on legal education, law practice, torts, civil procedure, professional responsibility, damages, international law, constitutional law, university law, bioethics and law history and philosophy. He has given presentations at national conferences on legal education and pro bono service.

Dean Miller teaches Torts I and II, Professional Responsibility, Civil Procedure II, No-Fault Insurance Law, Advanced Professional Ethics, Tax-Exempt Organizations, Health Law, and Employment and Workplace Discrimination Law. He is the Associate Dean of Cooley's Grand Rapids campus.

Published: Thu, Dec 15, 2011

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