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About Jon L. Mills

J.D., University of Florida (with honors) B.A., Stetson University
Teaching & Scholarship:
Florida Constitutional Law, Privacy, Law & Policy Issues in the Americas, Legislative Drafting
Professional Activities:
University of Florida: Joined College of Law as Founding Director, Center for Governmental Responsibility (1973 - 80) (1988 - present). Dean, College of Law (1999 - 2003).
Public Service: Florida Federal Judicial Nominating Committee (2009), American Bar Association-Advisory Commission to the World Justice Project (2007-08), Chair of Florida Supreme Court Committee on Privacy & Court Records (2003-05), Florida Education Accountability Commission (2003-present), Speaker of the House (1987-88). Florida House of Representatives (1978 - 88). Designated “Most Effective Member of House,” 1985, 1986. Principle legislative programs include Growth Management Act, Wetlands Protection Act, Water Quality Assurance Act, Child Abuse Prevention Act (Mills Bill), Constitutional Right to Privacy, High Technology Economic Development Act, Far East Research & Development Council. Florida Constitution Revision Committee (1996 - 98), Selected “Most Valuable Member” 1998.
Legal Experience: of counsel, Boies Schiller & Flexner, LLP (present), Partner, McGalliard Mills deMontmollin & Smith (1980 - 86), Special Assistant State Attorney, Rolling v. State (1990). Judicial Clerk, Second District Court of Appeals, Florida (1972). Appeared before Florida Supreme Court, United States 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court of District of Columbia, U.S. District Court of Northern District of Florida.
Activities: Fellow of American Bar Foundation, The Florida Bar; Order of the Coif; Phi Kappa Phi; Florida Supreme Court Historical Society; Florida Supreme Court Professionalism Commission. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (1987).


Present Dean Emeritus, University of Florida Levin College of Law
Present Director, Center for Governmental Responsibility, University of Florida Levin College of Law

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Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Box #117629 Gainesville, FL 32611


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