For Immediate Release

Contact:
Shari Ireton
University of Washington School of Law

4/12/2006

Reality Show to Feature UW Law School Professor

UW School of Law Professor Paul Steven Miller Professor Paul Steven Miller will be featured on Little People, Big World, a reality show produced by The Learning Channel, Saturday, April 15 at 8 p.m.  In Saturday's episode, "Zach's Future", Matt Roloff hopes to inspire his son, Zach, by introducing him to Professor Miller, who served in the Clinton administration.  Father and son also attend a law class taught by Professor Miller.

An internationally renowned expert in disability law, Professor Miller arrived at the UW School of Law in August 2004, after spending 12 years in public service in Washington, D.C. He was one of the longest serving commissioners of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency which enforces this nation’s employment discrimination laws. While at the EEOC, Professor Miller spearheaded the development of the agency's successful mediation program. He has also served as the White House liaison to the disability community and as deputy director of the U.S. Office of Consumer Affairs.

Prior to joining the U.S. government, Professor Miller was the director of litigation for the Western Law Center for Disability Rights. He has taught disability and elderly rights, civil procedure, clinical litigation and legal writing skills at Loyola Law School and at UCLA Law School. He began his career as a litigation associate at a Los Angeles law firm.

Professor Miller has been active in many national and international organizations and has served on several boards. Currently, he sits on the ELSI (Ethics, Legal and Social Implications) Research Advisory Board of the Human Genome Project at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), serves as a member of the board of Mental Disability Rights International, and is a fellow of the British American Project. He is a former trustee of the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Miller is an active member of the American Bar Association's Labor and Employment Section. In 2003, Professor Miller received an honorary Doctor of Laws from CUNY Law School in New York.

Little People, Big World follows the Roloffs, an extraordinary Oregon family comprised of both little and average-sized people.