Paul Miller’s book 'Fiduciaries and Trust' published by Cambridge University Press

Author: Notre Dame Law School

Professor Paul Miller has published a new book on fiduciary law — Fiduciaries and Trust: Ethics, Politics, Economics and Law — with Cambridge University Press. Miller edited the book with Professor Matthew Harding of the University of Melbourne in Australia. 

Fiduciaries and Trust is the latest in a series of volumes on fiduciary law and theory edited by Miller in collaboration with other leading scholars. Earlier titles include Philosophical Foundations of Fiduciary Law (2014), Contract, Status, and Fiduciary Law (2016), and The Oxford Handbook of Fiduciary Law (2019).

Fiduciaries and Trust offers new interdisciplinary perspectives on the significance of different varieties of trust to fiduciary law, and to the integrity of relationships and institutions in which fiduciary principles and trust are salient. Legal, moral, social, political, and economic conceptions of trust and their bearing on fiduciary law are examined by contributors from a rich array of vantage points, including those of law, jurisprudence, moral philosophy, political theory, economics, psychology, and sociology.

Drafts of the chapters were presented at a workshop in Melbourne that was jointly supported by the Notre Dame Program on Private Law and Melbourne Law School.

Miller contributed a chapter entitled “Political (Dis)trust and Fiduciary Government.” Other chapters were contributed by:

  • Robert Atkinson, Florida State University
  • Brian Broughman, Vanderbilt University
  • Evan J. Criddle, College of William & Mary
  • Paul Faulkner, University of Sheffield
  • Evan Fox-Decent, McGill University
  • Thomas P. Gallanis, University of Iowa
  • Andrew S. Gold, Brooklyn Law School
  • Kirsty Gover, University of Melbourne
  • Matthew Harding, University of Melbourne
  • Carolyn McLeod, Western University
  • James E. Penner, National University of Singapore
  • Elizabeth Pollman, University of Pennsylvania
  • Gerald J. Postema, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Nicole Roughan, University of Auckland
  • Emma Ryman, University of Toronto
  • D. Gordon Smith, Brigham Young University
  • Lionel D. Smith, McGill University
  • Tess Wilkinson-Ryan, University of Pennsylvania  

The Notre Dame Program on Private Law collaborates on leading national and international research in private law. Drawing on the broad strength of Notre Dame faculty working in private law, the program has enabled the Law School’s rise to prominence as one of the leading centers for private law scholarship in the United States.

Originally published by Notre Dame Law School at law.nd.edu on September 17, 2020.