Division of Social ScienceDepartment
Professor Jones has been teaching in the department since 2003 and is a board member of the Black Documentary Collective. She is the City College Pre-Law advisor and directs the Mock Trial and Moot Court programs. She also has a law practice.
B.A. Brown University, 1993
J.D. University of California-Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, 1996
Ph.D. CUNY Graduate Center, expected 2013
12600: Introduction to the Legal Process The basic institutions, procedures and theory of the administration of justice. Students examine typical proceedings, civil and criminal, and the operation of administrative as well as judicial tribunals. The legal process in relation to the American political system. 3 hr./wk.; 3 cr.
21200: Constitutional Law, The Federal System Survey of the historical and political role of the Supreme Court, focusing on leading decisions. These deal with central problems of judicial review and democracy, the federal system, and the scope and limits of congressional and presidential power. (W) 3 hr./wk.; 3 cr.
21300: Constitutional Law, Individual Liberties The conflicts between majority rule and minority rights in leading Supreme Court decisions. Major attention to the more recent decisions concerning freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and other civil liberties, as well as social legislation and regulation of business. Prereq.: Pol Sci 21200 or permission of the instructor. (W) 3 hr./wk.; 3 cr.
Professor Jones research examines issues of race and the law in American politics. She is currently working on a doctoral dissertation on the development of the Voting Rights Act.