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Drake Law School Welcomes Two New Faculty Members

Wednesday, July 7th, 2021

Drake Law School is pleased to announce the arrival of two new faculty members. Nickole Miller and Jeremy Kidd joined the full-time faculty on July 1. Assistant Professor of Law Nickole Miller is the new director of Drake’s Middleton Center for Children’s Rights. Professor of Law Jeremy Kidd joins the faculty to teach contracts and business law courses.

“Our new faculty are accomplished educators and scholars, and bring a wealth of professional experience to Drake Law,” said Jerry L. Anderson, dean of the law school. “They will nicely complement our outstanding faculty with new ideas and energy.”

Nickole Miller comes to Drake Law from the University of Baltimore School of Law where she was a visiting assistant professor and interim director of the Bronfein Family Law Clinic. During her time at the Baltimore School of Law, Miller served as a clinical teaching fellow at the Immigrant Rights Clinic as well as the Saul Ewing Advocacy Clinic. Prior to teaching, she was the Managing Attorney at the Immigrant Defenders Law Center in California, one of the largest U.S. immigrant children’s representation programs. Miller received her BA from Columbia University, and her JD, cum laude, from DePaul University College of Law, where she specialized in public interest law.  She will be taking over the leadership of the Joan and Lyle Middleton Center for Children’s Rights, which encompasses student representation of children in the Children’s Rights Clinic, as well as public information and advocacy to improve the rights and welfare of children in our judicial system. Professor Miller’s recent scholarship focuses on the rights of children in immigration proceedings.

Jeremy Kidd is a law and economics scholar whose teaching specialties include commercial and corporate law. He joins Drake Law from Mercer Law School in Macon, Ga., where he was a tenured professor. Prior to teaching, he practiced law with Ballard Spahr LLP in Washington, DC, and with Strong & Hanni, PC, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He also clerked for both the federal district court in Utah and 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. Kidd received his JD from the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University and a PhD in Economics and BA from Utah State University. His recent scholarship includes articles on Fintech, workplace drug testing, insider trading, and social-media driven securities trading.  Professor Kidd will join a strong group of business/corporate law faculty at Drake Law.

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