From the 2006 News Archive
Susan Jones of George Washington University to deliver Oct. 26 Distinguished Visiting Professor Lecture on Promoting Social and Economic Justice
Susan Jones, Professor of Clinical Law and supervising attorney of the Small Business Clinic at George Washington University Law School, will deliver the Distinguished Visiting Professor Lecture, "Promoting Social and Economic Justice Through Interdisciplinary Work in Transactional Law," on Thursday, Oct. 26 at 3 p.m. in the Krongard Board Room. In this lecture, Professor Jones will explore the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration in small business within the context of community economic development.
Professor Jones is widely considered a pioneer of the economic and community development field in clinical education. She has held teaching positions at City University of New York Law School at Queens College, where she served as the 2004 Haywood Burns Visiting Chair in Civil Rights, and at American University’s Washington College of Law, and at Antioch School of Law
Professor Jones is the senior editor of the ABA’s Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law. She is the co-chair of the ABA Standing Committee on Community Economic Development and former co-chair of the ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law’s Legal Educators’ Practice Division.
She has written extensively about microenterprise and community economic development. Her research interests include the legal aspects of entrepreneurship, economic development, nonprofit organizations, and the arts. Professor Jones earned a B.A. from Brandeis University and a J.D. and M.A. from Antioch School of Law.
The Distinguished Visitors Program brings scholars and professionals in law and allied fields to the School of Law for short or longer-term academic visits. Visiting professors present a public lecture and work with students and other faculty members in a variety of formal and informal settings.