Eugene R. Milhizer

Dean Emeritus and Professor

As an Army Judge Advocate, Dean Emeritus Milhizer participated in hundreds of appeals, tried scores of criminal cases, and served in multiple leadership positions. For three years, he held a teaching appointment at the Judge Advocate General’s School at the University of Virginia. In 2001, he joined the Ave Maria faculty and his course offerings have included Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law, National Security Law, and Military Law. Dean Emeritus Milhizer has been an invited presenter at law schools across the country and his legal scholarship has been published in many prestigious law journals. In May 2006, he was appointed Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and in April 2009, he was appointed Acting Dean of the Law School. In January 2010, he was appointed the Law School’s second President and Dean, and he served in that position until his return to full-time teaching in the summer of 2014. During the summer of 2009, under his leadership, the Law School successfully accomplished the unprecedented feat of relocating from Michigan to Florida. On May 2015, he received an honorary degree from Ave MariaSchool of Law in recognition for his outstanding service to the law school.