Associate Professor of Law

Contact

  • Office: 120 Tremont St.,
  • Suite: 380-H
  • Phone: 617-573-8169
  • Fax: 617-305-3090
  • Email: bjones@suffolk.edu

Degrees

  • BA, Hunter College
  • JD, New York University
  • Ph.D, University of Virginia

Bar Admittance

  • NY
  • District of Columbia

    Teaching

  • Property
  • American Legal Thought
  • Advanced Property
  • American Legal History

Biography

Following law school graduation and prior to enrolling at the University of Virginia, Professor Jones was employed as an Assistant Corporation Counsel in the Office of the New York City Corporation Counsel. Professor Jones, upon completion of her doctoral degree in History, spent an academic year as a Visiting Fellow and Dorothea S. Clarke Scholar at Cornell University Law School. From 2003-2008, she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Legal Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she had various research and teaching interests, including: American Legal History, Legal Theory, Slavery and the Law and International Family Law.

Professional Activities

American Society for Legal History, Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts Real Property Advisory Committee.

Publications

Articles

Litigating the Schism and Reforming the Canon: Orthodoxy, Property and the Modern Social Gospel of the Episcopal Church, 42 GOLDEN GATE U. L. REV. 151 (2012)

Garner v. Gerrish and the Renter's Life Estate: Teaching a New Concept of "Home", 2 FAULKNER L. REV. 1 (2010)

Southern Free Women of Color in the Antebellum North: Race, Class, and a "New Women's Legal History", 41 AKRON L. REV. 763 (2008)

When Critical Race Theory Meets Legal History, 8 RUTGERS RACE & L. REV. 1 (2006)

Righteous Fathers, Vulnerable Old Men and Degraded Creatures: Southern Justices on Miscegenation in the Antebellum Will Contest, 40 TULSA L. REV. 699 (2005)

International and Transracial Adoptions: Toward a Global Critical Race Feminist Practice?, 19 WASH. & LEE RACE & ETHNIC ANCESTRY J. 43 (2004) (reprinted in 25 U. CIN. C.L. IMMIGR. & NATIONALITY L. REV.

Single Motherhood by Choice, Libertarian Feminism and the Uniform Parentage Act, 12 TEX. J. WOMEN & L. 419 (2003)

Critical Race Theory: New Strategies for Civil Rights in the New Millennium?, 18 HARV. BLACKLETTER L.J. 1 (2002)