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W&L Law Prof Russ Miller Helps Bosch Foundation Celebrate 30th Anniversary

Washington and Lee School of Law professor Russell Miller was invited to participate in a panel discussion in late Jan. as part of the 30th anniversary celebration of the Robert Bosch Foundation’s prestigious fellowship program for Americans. Miller, who was named Bosch Fellow of the Year in 2012 by the Foundation’s alumni association, served as a Bosch Fellow in 1999-2000.

Miller is one of two fellowship alumni who were asked to serve on the discussion panel at the celebration. He will be joined by the U.S. ambassador to Germany and the London Bureau Chief of the New York Times, among others.

The panel will focus on the question of liberty and security in transatlantic affairs, a topic that Miller has written and presented on extensively in the last year. He was awarded a Security and Society Fellowship at the University of Freiburg, discussing the issue at the University of Freiburg, at the Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe, and delivering a panel presentation at the Konrad Adenauer Foundation’s security conference in Bonn. Miller has also commented on this topic in the media, including interviews in Der Spiegel and the Verfassungsblog and op-eds published in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

The Bosch Fellowship places young American professionals in high level government and private sector internships in Germany where they acquire professional experience in their chosen fields and gain knowledge of Germany and Europe. It’s alumni include the current White House Chief of Staff, current and former Deputy National Security Advisers, a Director of the Bank of England, academics teaching at the Naval Academy and Columbia University, and business leaders across a wide spectrum of industrial sectors.

During his own fellowship, Miller had first-ever placements at the German Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe and the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France. Following his fellowship, he co-founded the German Law Journal, a highly respected English-language forum for scholarship on developments in German and European jurisprudence. The Journal’s English-language treatment of comparative and international law attracts more than two million site visits from more than 50 countries each year.

Miller has continued his relationship with the Foundation through the years, serving as a member of the executive committee of the Foundation’s alumni association and as a member of the program’s selection committee. In 2011-12 he chaired a committee of fellowship alumni who drafted an advisory report for the Bosch Foundation making recommendations for the reform and rejuvenation of the program.

Along with many other works, Miller is author (with Donald Kommers) of the third edition of the book The Constitutional Jurisprudence of the Federal Republic of Germany. He is KoRSE Fellow at the University of Freiburg and a former Fulbright Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and Public International Law.