Luke M. Milligan

Associate Professor of Law

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Luke Milligan is a law professor at the University of Louisville.  Professor Milligan centers his research on criminal procedure and judicial behavior, with an emphasis on the contending interpretations of the Fourth Amendment. His articles have appeared in the Boston University Law Review, Cardozo Law Review, Emory Law Journal, Georgia Law Review, Hastings Law Journal, and Washington and Lee Law Review, among others. Milligan's current projects examine the original meaning of the Fourth Amendment's right "to be secure."

Milligan won the Alumni Award for Teaching Excellence in 2013.  He has held visiting positions at Emory University School of Law and the University of Mainz (Germany).  In Fall 2014 he will serve as the inaugural Brandeis Fellow at the Louisville Metro Public Defender's Office. 

Professor Milligan previously practiced with the Williams & Connolly law firm in Washington, D.C.  He also served as law clerk to Judge Edith Brown Clement of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and Judge Martin L.C. Feldman of the U.S. District Court in New Orleans.  Milligan received his J.D., with honors, from Emory University School of Law, where he served as Articles Editor of the Emory Law Journal and worked on post-conviction matters at the Carter Center.  He holds a B.S.B. in Economics from Miami of Ohio.  Milligan was born in Marion, Ohio.     

Courses Taught

Criminal Law  

Criminal Procedure I 

Criminal Procedure II 



Selected Publications

The Forgotten Right to Be Secure, 65 Hastings Law Journal __ (forthcoming 2014)

Congressional End-Run: The Ignored Constraint on Judicial Review, 45 Georgia Law Review 211 (2010)

A Theory of Stability: John Rawls, Fetal Homicide, and Substantive Due Process, 87 Boston University Law Review 1177 (2007)

University and Community Service

Dean Search Committee, University of Louisville School of Law, 2013-Present

Faculty Senate, University of Louisville, 2013-Present 

Public Advocacy Commission, Commonwealth of Kentucky, 2010-Present