Business Law Section Names Miller as Glass Cutter Award Recipient
Elizabeth Miller, professor of law at Baylor University since 1991 and a nationally recognized authority on the law of limited liability companies (LLCs) and limited liability partnerships (LLPs), has been named the 2011 recipient of the Jean Allard Glass Cutter Award from the American Bar Association Business Law Section.
Given annually since 1993, the award recognizes an exceptional woman business lawyer who has made significant contributions to the profession and the Business Law Section. Professor Miller received the award at the Section luncheon at the 2011 Spring Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.
Professor Miller has helped draft legislation affecting Texas business organizations and was a principal drafter for the ABA’s Revised Prototype Limited Liability Company Act and Prototype Limited Liability Partnership Agreement. She previously served as Chair of the LLCs, Partnerships and Unincorporated Entities Committee of the ABA’s Business Law Section, and she has held leadership positions for the State Bar of Texas.
Professor Miller writes and publishes frequently, and is highly regarded for preparing and publishing summaries of nearly every LLC and LLP case decided in every jurisdiction. She is also the co-author of a three-volume treatise (with annual supplements) on Texas business organizations law published by Thomson/West (Vols. 19, 20 and 20A, Business Organizations, Texas Practice Series).
Professor Miller received her J.D. from Baylor Law School with highest honors and was first in her graduating class. Upon graduation, she received the highest score in the State of Texas on the July 1985 bar examination. While at Baylor Law School, she was Editor in Chief of the Baylor Law Review and the recipient of numerous academic awards. She received her B.A. from Baylor University in 1982, summa cum laude.
The award is named for Jean Allard, the first woman to Chair the Business Law Section in 1989-1990.