Jamila Jefferson-Jones

Jamila Jefferson-Jones
Associate Professor of Law


(321) 206-5731


J.D., Harvard Law School
BA, Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges

Classes Taught

Property I & II
Business Organizations
Real Estate Transactions


Professor Jamila Jefferson-Jones joined the faculty at Barry University School of Law in 2011. She previously taught as a visiting professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and at Mississippi College School of Law.

Professor Jefferson-Jones teaches Property, Business Organizations, and Real Estate Transactions. Her scholarship reflects her intellectual interest in theories of property and ownership as well as in property and wealth attainment by communities and groups on the margins of society. Her recent work has two strands: (1) the intersection of property and criminal justice theory; and (2) the interplay between and among sex, race, status, and the body as property.

Prior to entering academia, Professor Jefferson-Jones practiced law at firms in the District of Columbia and in her hometown of New Orleans. Her areas of practice included business counsel, transactions, real estate and insurance matters, as well as civil and commercial litigation. She has also served as a staff attorney in the Orleans Public Defenders office.

At Harvard Law School, Jefferson-Jones was an executive editor of the Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review and delivered the graduate English oration at the university’s 346th commencement.


Professor Jefferson-Jones’ publications can be found on the Social Science Research Network.

Recent Publications

A Second Chance: Rebiography as “Just Compensation,” 117 W. Va. L. Rev. ____ (2013) (forthcoming)

A Good Name: Applying Regulatory Takings Analysis to Reputational Damage Caused by Criminal History, 116 W. Va. L. Rev. ___ (2013) (forthcoming) (issue #2 lead article).

The Exchange of Inmate Organs for Liberty: Diminishing the “Yuck Factor” in the Bioethics Repugnance Debate, 16 J. Gender Race & Just. 105 [Univ. of Iowa] (2013).

Quid Pro Quo Altruism in The Global Market in Body Parts: Altruism’s Limits 87 (2013) (Michele Goodwin ed.).

Professor Jefferson-Jones’ SSRN Author Page is found at: http://ssrn.com/author=1711755