Samuel V. JonesProfessor
Plymouth Court, 1056
Phone: 312.427.2737 ext. 866
BGS in Philosophy, Chaminade University of Honolulu
JD, cum laude, Texas Southern University Thurgood
Marshall School of Law
LLM, Columbia University Law School
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 for Blockbuster, Inc.
Professor Jones is a retired U.S. Judge Advocate, former U.S. Army Military Police officer, and former 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; U.S. Marines NCO Leadership Course.
He is a recognized authority on judicial ethics and 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 judges.
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 Professional Responsibility.
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