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Vanderbilt University Law School
131 21st Ave S, Nashville, Tennessee 37203
U.S. District Chief Judge Brian Stacy Miller '95 of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas will speak about his experience as the Chief United States District Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. In a discussion with Professor Nancy King, Judge Brian Miller will share how he has been able to live a fulfilling life in the law. Starting with his enlistment in the Navy, Judge Miller will then discuss how he became a judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas.
Judge Miller graduated form Vanderbilt Law School in 1995 and joined the Memphis, TN law firm of Martin, Tate, Morrow & Marston. In 1998, he opened his own law firm in Helena, Arkansas. He was elected for and served as city attorney for Helena from 1998 to 2006. In 2007, Governor Mike Huckabee appointed Judge Miller to the Arkansas Court of Appeals where he served until 2008 when he was appointed to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas by George W. Bush. After four years, he became Chief Judge in 2012. Before entering the legal profession, Judge Miller served on active duty in the U.S. Navy as a Boatswains Mate on the USS New Jersey from 1986 to 1989. He served in the reserves from 1989 to 1992.
Lunch will be served. This event is co-sponsored by the Branstetter Judicial Speaker Series, the Black Law Students Association, and the Law Students for Veterans Affairs.