Richard Hiers

Richard H. Hiers

Affiliate Professor, Emeritus

Mailing Address:
Box #117625 Gainesville, FL 32611




Ph.D., Yale University J.D., University of Florida (with high honors) M.A., Yale University B.D., Yale Divinity School (cum laude) B.A., Yale College (magna cum laude)

Teaching and Scholarship

Law, Ethics and Social Policy Biblical Law and Modern Western Jurisprudence Public Employee First Amendment Speech Rights Academic Freedom in Public Colleges and Universities

Professional Activities

Law clerk with Judge Jerre S. Williams, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Federal Circuit, 1987-88; joined College of Law as Affiliate Professor in 1994. Bar memberships/admissions: Florida Bar; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas; U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Federal Circuit. Member, Advisory Committee, Journal of Law and Religion (chair, 2005-11); Board of Directors, Florida Free Speech Forum; Society of Christian Ethics.