Roscoe Jones Jr. is chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger. Previously, he was legislative director to Sen. Dianne Feinstein, senior counsel to Sen. Cory Booker, and senior counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee for Sen. Patrick Leahy. He served as an attorney in the appellate section of the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, and special counsel to the assistant attorney general for civil rights. He was an assistant U.S. attorney in the Western District of Washington and special assistant U.S. attorney in the District of Columbia.
Professor Jones received his BA in history and political science, with high honors, from Stanford University and his JD from the University of Virginia Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the Journal of Social Policy & Law and co-founder of the Center for Race and Law. He clerked for The Hon. Carl Stewart of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and The Hon. Alexander Williams Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.
Professor Jones has taught at Georgetown Law Center, The George Washington University Law School, and the University of Washington Law School and the UW Evans School of Public Policy and Governance. A Stennis Fellow, Wasserstein Fellow, and Murnaghan Fellow, he has been published in the Harvard Law & Policy Review.
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