CGR Promotes Center for Judicial Reform, Rule of Law

The Center for Governmental Responsibility (CGR) organized a “roundtable conference” this spring for top legal and policy experts from throughout Florida and Latin America to discuss establishment of a Center for Judicial Reform and Rule of Law in the Americas.

The proposed center, planned to be housed at the Levin College of Law, is based on the concept that a democracy without an effective judiciary governed by the rule of law inhibits the capacity of its citizens to enjoy basic freedoms and discourages the international community from investing in the future of the country.

“When it is established and accomplishes goals we discussed, (it) could literally change the world by impacting how countries in this hemisphere work together,” said Jon Mills, CGR Director, UFLaw Dean Emeritus and conference founder.

Participants represented 14 international universities from eight countries, six international organizations, eight private law firms, five international businesses, five U.S. universities, and 12 UF academic departments.