BA, LLB (Natal), LLM (Edin), PhD (Aberd), Advocate (High Court of South Africa), FRSE
David L Carey Miller came to Aberdeen as a lecturer in 1971 following a period of practice at the Natal Bar as an Advocate of the High Court of South Africa. With prior degrees from the Universities of Natal and Edinburgh, his Aberdeen doctoral thesis subject was the role of the advocate. Turning increasingly to property law David Carey Miller published South African and Scottish textbooks in 1986 and 1991; Land Title in South Africa (with Anne Pope, University of Cape Town, 2000), was researched with British Academy and Carnegie Trust funding. Professor Carey Miller's interest in comparative law and legal history is reflected in the joint editorship of two volumes of essays: the first (with David W Meyers, 1992) as a tribute to Professor Sir Thomas Smith QC; the second (with Professor Reinhard Zimmermann, 1997) to mark the quincentenary of the University of Aberdeen. A particular current aspect of his work is the area of property problems in portable antiquities and works of art. David Carey Miller is currently director of the Baltimore/Maryland Summer School in Comparative Law, an annual five week programme which the Aberdeen Law School has hosted since 1987.
He was Head of the School of Law for the 2005-2006 academic year and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in early 2006. He was appointed a Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies for three years from September 2006.