William Jones

William Jones

William Jones
Professor Emeritus
859.572.5385
jonesw@nku.edu

Professor Emeritus

"Teaching at Chase is a joy. The students are the equal of any that I have experienced in earning degrees from two other law schools and teaching at several other law schools. The maturity of the students at Chase brings a quality to the classroom for the students, and for the teacher, that one cannot experience at most law schools. I know that students at Chase receive a superior legal education, and I am fortunate to be a part of it."

Profile

Professor Emeritus Jones was Dean of Chase from 1980-1985. In 1981 he directed the relocation of the College of Law from its former Covington quarters to the NKU Campus. He spearheaded the successful drive for Chase membership in the Association of American Law Schools, which it received in 1983.

Prior to coming to Chase, Professor Jones was on the faculty of Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis from 1970 to 1980. He also served as Visiting Professor of Law at Nova University Center for the Study of Law, 1975-1977 and Nova Southeastern University Law Center, 1994-1995.

Professor Jones has been a guest lecturer at Queen Mary College, University of London; Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand; and Kagawa University, Takamatsu, Japan. He received his B.S. from the University of Louisville; his J. D. from the University of Kentucky where he was elected to the Order of the Coif, a national legal honorary society; and his LL.M. from the University of Michigan where he was a Cook Fellow. He is admitted to practice in Kentucky, Florida (ret.), and Indiana, and he is licensed to practice before the United States Supreme Court.

Professor Jones has served on numerous committees of the American Bar Association, the Association of American Law Schools, and the Law School Admissions Council. He was a member of the Kentucky Public Advocacy Commission from 1982 to 1995 and from 1997 to 2000. He was Chairman of the Commission from 1986 to 1993. Recently he received the Public Advocate's Award for his years of service to foster a fair and reliable process for those who have been accused or convicted of a crime.

Professor Jones still teaches on a regular basis. His recent subjects have been Criminal Procedure, Criminal Law, Professional Responsibility and Elder Law. He has also taught Contracts, Remedies and Evidence numerous times.

Contact

  • Office: NH522
  • Email: jonesw@nku.edu
  • Phone: 859.572.5385
  • Fax: 859.572.5342

Education

  • BS, University of Louisville
  • JD, University of Kentucky
  • LLM, The University of Michigan

Courses Taught

  • Criminal Procedure
  • Elder Law
  • Drug Abuse and the Law
  • Professional Responsibility

Scholarship

KENTUCKY CRIMINAL TRIAL PRACTICE, Harrison Co. (2001)

KENTUCKY CRIMINAL TRIAL PRACTICE FORMS, Harrison Co. (2001)

KENTUCKY CRIMINAL TRIAL PRACTICE (1991)

KENTUCKY CRIMINAL TRIAL PRACTICE FORMS (1987)

KENTUCKY CRIMINAL TRIAL PRACTICE (1986)