Samuel V. Jones
The John Marshall Law School
315 South Plymouth Court
Chicago, Illinois 60604
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 (now known as 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 Operation 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 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, just war theory, and criminal law. 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.
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.
"An Oppressive Cook County Courtroom," Chi. Trib., May 16, 2014
Men and Boys and the Ethical Demand for Social Justice, 20 Wash. & Lee J. Civil Rts. & Soc. Just. 507 (2014)
The Invisible Woman: Examining Symmetry between Conceptions about Femininity and the Global Dominance of the Female Human Trafficker?, 7 Alb. Gov't. L. Rev. 143 (2014)
A 'Teachable Moment' on Marginalized Male Victims, N.Y. Times, Feb. 20, 2012, at A24.
Technology and the Judiciary: Conduct, Ethics, and Professionalism, Illinois Judicial Education Conference Manual (2012)
Human Trafficking Victim Identification: Should Consent Matter? 45 Ind. L. Rev. 483 (2012)
Judges, Friends, and Facebook: The Ethics of Prohibition, 24 Geo. J. Legal Ethics 281 (2011)
The Invisible Man: The Conscious Neglect of Men and Boys in the War on Human Trafficking, 2010 Utah L. Rev. 1148 (2010)
The Moral Plausibility of Contract: Using the Covenant of Good Faith to Prevent Resident Physician Fatigue-Related Medical Errors, 48 U. Louisville L. Rev. 265 (2009)
Speaker: Global Awareness Society International Conference, "Ending Bacha Bazi: Using the Responsibility to Protect Doctrine to Curtail the Sex Trafficking of Afghan Boys," Montego Bay, Jamaica (May 2014)
Speaker: The John Marshall Law School Faculty Works in Progress Series, "Social Media, Judges and the Multiplicity of Identities: 'Should Judges Remain Judges within the Digital Community?'," The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL (April 2014)
Speaker: "Social Media and Legal Ethics Training," Office of the Governor, Chicago, IL (April 2014)
Speaker: 2014 Judicial Education Conference, "Social Media, Ethics & The Judiciary," Lombard, IL (April 2014)
Speaker: Law: When it Strikes the Legal Academy, Illinois Judicial Council Legal Education (CLE), "IntraGroup Bias: The Crabs in the Barrel," Chicago, IL (April 2014)
Speaker: Cook County Bar Association (CLE), "Social Media for Lawyers," The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL (March 2014)
Panelist: Trafficking and Slavery Panel, "Bacha Bazi and the Sex Trafficking of Afghan Boys," Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN (February 2014)
Speaker: Indiana International & Comparative Law Review Symposium, "Moving to Opportunity: Examining the Risks and Rewards of Economic Migration," Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN (February 2014)
Speaker: 2014 Judicial Education Conference, "Technology and the Judiciary," Lombard, IL (January 2014)
Speaker: 2014 Judicial Education Conference, "Social Media and the Judiciary," Lombard, IL (January 2014)
Panelist: Judicial Seminar, National Bar Association, Annual Meeting "Judicial Ethics and Social Media," (July 2013)
Speaker: The John Marshall Law School Faculty Works in Progress Series, "Debate: The Ethicality of Drone Use During War," The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL (May 2013) (with Shahram Dana)
Moderator: 18th Annual Mid-Atlantic People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference 2013, University of Pennsylvania School of Law, Philadelphia, PA (January 2013)
Speaker: Illinois Judicial Association 44th Annual Convention, "Social Media, Technology & Ethics," (December 2012)
Speaker: National Bar Association Annual Judicial Conference, "Social Media, Ethics & the Judiciary," Las Vegas, Nevada (June 2012)
Speaker: Illinois Judicial Education Conference, "Social Media, Ethics & the Judiciary," Chicago, Illinois (April 2012)
Speaker: "Judges, Friends, and Facebook: The Ethics of Prohibition," The University Club, Chicago, Illinois (March 2012)
Speaker: "Social Media, Ethics & the Judiciary," The University Club, Chicago, Illinois (March 2012) Moderator: The International Conference on Contracts, Thomas Jefferson Law School, San Diego, CA (February 2012)
Speaker: Illinois Judicial Education Conference, "Social Media, Ethics & the Judiciary," Chicago, Illinois (January 2012)
Speaker: "Psychological & Cultural Barriers to Negotiating Contractual Disputes," Masaryk University Faculty of Law, Czech Republic (October 2011)
Speaker: "Race, Profiling & Counterterrorism," Lincoln College, Oxford University, UK (April 2011)
Speaker: Multidimensional Masculinities and Law Colloquium, "The Invisible Man: The Conscious Neglect of Men and Boys in the War on Human Trafficking," University of Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Law (February 2011)
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