June 26, 2012
The Colorado Law community is deeply saddened by the passing of one of Colorado Law’s esteemed professors and directors of the law library, Oscar Miller. Miller was drafted into the U.S. Army upon his graduation from high school, trained in military intelligence, and served in Germany as part of the Counter Intelligence Corps. After being honorably discharged in 1949, he received his BA from the University of Michigan in 1953, a JD from Michigan Law School in 1956, and an MA in Library Science in 1958.
Miller served as the associate law librarian and assistant professor of law at Cornell University and as a circulation/reference librarian at Michigan Law School prior to moving to Boulder in 1965 with his wife, Joan Hegener. While working at Colorado Law, Miller served as director of the Colorado Law Library and as a professor of law.
As stated best by Gary Blum (’71), director and shareholder of Silver & DeBoskey, P.C., “Oscar Miller was a kind, caring and scholarly man, dedicated to serving the law school with an outstanding library and research facility. He was supportive of his students and without his help and understanding many of us, including myself, could not have afforded the financial burdens necessary to complete law school. His actions and hard work to improve the law school and to assist the law students will be missed but never forgotten.”
Miller was a beloved professor and is remembered for his strong leadership of the library. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Boulder or to Hospice of Boulder.