2010 Distinguished Awards
Russell L. Jones
Russell L. Jones, the Jesse N. Stone Endowed Professor, was named SULC vice chancellor of academic affairs in January 2007. The 1982 cum laude graduate of the Southern University Law Center and former articles editor of the Southern University Law Review joined the SULC faculty in 1984.
In 1992, Jones earned an LL.M. in labor law from Georgetown University School of Law. He is the co-author of two books: Harges and Jones', Louisiana Evidence, 2007 (Thomson-West Publishing Co., Lawyers Practice Series) and Harges and Jones', Louisiana Evidence: Problems and Materials. Jones has written several articles on Louisiana Evidence and the Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution. He is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association Board of Governors.
Jones established the Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project at the Law Center in January of 2009. He is the recipient of the 2010 Louis A. Martinet Legal Society's Outstanding Community Service Award; the 2009 Kean Miller Hawthorne, D'Armond, McCowan & Jarman Diversity Award; the 2001 Baton Rouge Bar Association President's Award; the 2000 Freeport-McMoRan Community Service Award presented by WAFB and Freeport-McMoRan Company; and the 1984 Pro Bono Attorney Award presented by the Capital Area Legal Service Corporation.
Recognized for his teaching, research and writing, and service to the legal community, Jones has been named the SULC Student Bar Association Professor of the Year annually from 1997-2004; the SULC Alumni Association Distinguished Professor in 2004; and the Black Law Students Association, Outstanding Law Professor at Nova University-Shepard Broad Law Center, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in 1994.