Professor Jamila Jefferson-Jones teaches courses in Property, Real Estate Transactions and Professional Responsibility. 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 three strands: (1) the interplay between and among sex, race, status and property; (2) the intersection of property and criminal justice theory; and (3) the regulation of the housing sector of the sharing economy.
Prior to entering academia, Professor Jefferson-Jones practiced law at firms in the District of Columbia and in her home town 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.
Professor Jefferson-Jones is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. At Harvard Law School, she was an executive editor of the Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review and delivered the graduate English oration at the university’s 346th commencement.