Professor Jones holds a JD cum laude from Texas Southern University, and an LLM,
with recognition, from Columbia Law School. He was an associate with Hughes & Luce,
LLP (n/k/a K & L Gates). He also served as Senior Counsel at AT&T Corp and as
Corporate Counsel at Blockbuster, Inc.
Professor Jones is a former U.S. Judge Advocate, U.S. Army Military Police officer, and
U.S. Marines rifleman/scout. He received numerous honors, including, U.S. Army Reserve
Special Operations appointment, selection as U.S. Army distinguished instructor and
distinguished honor graduate. He was also awarded a citation for his actions as a Marine
scout in the Navy SEAL counterterrorism program, Red Cell. He is a graduate of numerous
military schools; including, the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's School; the U.S.
Army Officer Candidate School; the U.S. Army Military Police School; the U.S. Marines
Platoon Leaders Course, Quantico; U.S. Marines NCO Leadership Course.
Professor Jones is a recognized authority on judicial ethics, human trafficking. His
scholarship focuses primarily on ethics, the legal use of deadly force, and human
trafficking. He is the former Special Advisor to the Chair, Illinois Judicial Council and
received the Illinois Judicial Council Chairperson's Award and Cook County Bar
Association Presidential Award. He also served on the ABA Task Force on Human
Trafficking. He now serves on the Diversity Committee, Illinois Judges Association and
the Circuit Court of Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center Committee.
Professor Jones has conducted legal ethics training for the Illinois Judges Association,
the Illinois Judicial Council, and the Illinois Office of the Governor. The Illinois
Supreme Court has repeatedly selected Professor Jones to serve as Guest Faculty at its
Judicial Education Conferences, a required training conference for all Illinois state
Professor Jones joined the faculty in 2007 and became a member of its tenured faculty in
2011. He teaches Contracts, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Criminal Law, and
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