Professor Jones’s publications have appeared in the North Carolina Law Review (2014), the Widener Journal of Law, Economics and Race (2013), the North Carolina Central Law Review (2011), the Georgia State University Law Review (2007), the Thurgood Marshall Law Review (2005), and other periodicals.

Professor Jones relates globally. He is an expert on the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938 and related counterespionage and national-security regulations, having counseled and represented major multinational entities amid the increased relevancy of those laws following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. He has advised Republic of Georgia scholar-practitioners on liberty provisions of the constitution framed after that country’s Rose Revolution of 2003. He has presented to law audiences on four continents, including at Harvard Law School (2007 and 2011), the University of Chicago (2011), the Georgetown University Law Center (2012), and the University of Kentucky (2013) in the United States as well as Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (Germany/Europe, 2014), Universidad de Los Andes (Colombia/South America, 2012), and Monash University (Australia, 2007) abroad.


Professor Jones’s extensive writings evaluate and critique the legal profession’s moderating function amid the clashing of various groups’ interests and freedoms, including those relating to associational rights and voluntary identity. A popular lecturer, he designed and teaches what had by 2014 become the most popular elective at Campbell University’s Law School, a legal-history seminar titled “The Black American Lawyer,” which 73 students took in Spring 2014 and many more have taken since. He was the recipient of the 2014 Award for Outstanding Faculty Achievement in Pro Bono and Public Service at Campbell.

An avowed legal realist, Professor Jones operates from an evidentialist epistemology. He shared his perspectives on, approaches to, and actions advancing sound constitutional theory regarding the First Amendment's religion clauses as a panelist at the Law and Society Association’s 2015 conference in Seattle.


In Fall 2015, Professor Jones took leave from his post as Associate Professor Law to serve as Academic Visitor to the Faculty of Law at the University of Oxford, in England. As a Fulbright fellow in 2006-07, he served as Visiting Scholar in the Center for Comparative Constitutional Studies at Australia's University of Melbourne Law School.