Jon M. Garon

Jon M. GaronSenior Scholar


Jon M. Garon is a Senior Scholar at C-IP2 and Professor of Law and Director of the Intellectual Property, Cybersecurity, and Technology Law program at Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law, teaching Constitutional Law, Contracts, Privacy Law, Entertainment Law, and many other courses. He is a nationally recognized authority on entertainment law, copyright, information privacy, technology regulation, and free speech. He has published over 50 books, book chapters, and academic articles, and he has presented at more than 200 programs. A Minnesota native, he received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota in 1985 and his juris doctor degree from Columbia University School of Law in 1988.

Professor Garon served as dean for NSU’s Shepard Broad College of Law 2014-2020, providing strategic leadership on programming, curriculum, enrollment management, marketing, and finance. Prior to joining Nova Southeastern University in 2014, Garon was the inaugural director of the Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase College of Law, Law + Informatics Institute, serving from 2011-2014. The Law + Informatics Institute works to integrate specialized courses and training on technology and information systems across legal disciplines. He also served as dean and professor of law at Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota and interim dean of the Graduate School of Management from 2005 to 2006. Before Hamline, Dean Garon taught Entertainment Law and Copyright at Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, New Hampshire and Western State University College of Law in Orange County, California.

Professor Garon’s recent and forthcoming books include Parenting for the Digital Generation – The Parent’s Guide to Digital Education and the Online Environment (2021 Rowman & Littlefield); Law Professor’s Desk Reference (2021 Carolina Academic Press); Intellectual Property Law and Practice: A Contemporary Approach (2022 West Academic); A Short and Happy Guide to Privacy and Cybersecurity Law (2020 West Academic); The Independent Filmmaker’s Law & Business Guide to Financing, Shooting, and Distributing Independent and Digital Films (A Cappella Books, 3d Ed. 2021); Entertainment Law and Practice (Carolina Academic Press 2020); The Entrepreneur’s Intellectual Property & Business Handbook (2d. Ed. Manegiere Publications 2018); and The Pop Culture Business Handbook for Cons and Festivals (Manegiere Publications 2017).

Professor Garon is also the author of Burn Rate (2019), a cybercrime mystery novel.