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Jon Mills

Jon Mills

Dean Emeritus, Professor of Law & Director, Center for Governmental Responsibility, University of Florida

Phone: (352) 392-2237

Fax: (352) 392-1457

Box 117625 Gainesville, FL 32611



Doctor of Laws, Honorary Degree, 1986 J.D., College of Law, University of Florida, 1972

Research Interests:

As a researcher and teacher, he has been a principal investigator and directed major studies over six million dollars in grants on environmental and constitutional issues including international projects in Brazil, Poland, Haiti, and Central America. In addition to teaching at the College of Law, he has taught and lectured in Constitutional Law, International Trade and Environment in Costa Rica, Brazil, the University of Warsaw and Cambridge University. He has authored books, law review articles and reports on constitutional issues, environmental issues, Voting Rights, and Ethics in Government. In public service, Mr. Mills served as Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives. During his ten years in the Legislature he sponsored the Florida Growth Management Act; the Child Abuse Prevention Act and the Constitutional Amendment guaranteeing Individual Privacy (Article I§23) against governmental intrusion. He was a member of Florida’s highly successful 1998 Constitution Revision Commission, was named its most valuable member and chaired the style and drafting committee. As an expert on constitutional issues, he has been quoted by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, and Washington Post among others. He has appeared on CNN’s “Burden of Proof,” Public Television’s “Lehr Report,” National Public Radio, ABC, BBC and other media. He also produced an Emmy winning show on the Florida Everglades.