Faculty scholarship and activities
Professor; Director of Center for Governmental Responsibility; Dean Emeritus
“Florida schools rated eighth” (Jan. 14, 2010, St. Pete Times)
Mills explains that while Florida schools have moved up in the rankings, it doesn’t mean there is not room to improve. Getting better, though, doesn’t mean good enough, said Jon Mills, a University of Florida law school dean who helped file a lawsuit in November that charges Florida with violating the state constitution by not providing high-quality schools. “We may be one of the most improved in the country,” said Mills, a former Democratic speaker of the House. “But if we move from No. 50 to No. 40, that still isn’t high quality.”
- Mills moderated “Social Media: Promises, Pitfalls & Perils” on Jan. 22 as part of the Strategic Communications Seminar Series.
- Published The Challenge of Protecting Trade Secret Information in a Digital World in Intellectual Property Protection of Fact-Based Works: Copyright and its Alternatives (R. Brauneis, ed., Edward Elgar Press, 2009).
Richard E. Nelson Chair in Local Government Law; Professor
- Wolf’s Land Use and the Environment: A Casebook (with Charles M. Haar)–has been published by the Environmental Law Institute Press.
Dec 1, 2009, NPR Here & Now broadcast
Wolf was interviewed regarding his op/ed piece on the Stop the Renourishment v. Florida Dept of Environmental Protection.
“Their doors are always open: Vacation home owners lobby for tight to rent out properties as hotel rooms” (Dec. 14, 2009, Palm Beach Post)
Wolf provided insight into how private homeowners can post a bond to the city/county to allow them to rent out their homes to vacationers. Michael Wolf, a law professor at the University of Florida who specializes in land use and local governments, said there could be a compromise: make vacation rental owners put up a bond. That would force homeowners to be selective in who rents their home, he said. “That bond can be used in case police or other city services have to respond to a problem caused by the people occupying property.”