John Marshall Law School Professor Tapped to Help Select Next Director of Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center

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A professor from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago has been tapped to help select the next leader of one of the largest juvenile detention facilities in the world.

A professor from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago has been tapped to help select the next leader of one of the largest juvenile detention facilities in the world.

Professor Samuel V. Jones has been named to the selection committee to choose the next superintendent/executive director of the Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center.

Circuit Court of Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans appointed Jones to a committee of juvenile experts to screen all superintendent applicants. The detention center provides temporary secure housing to minors awaiting adjudication of their court cases.

Jones joined the John Marshall faculty in 2007 and became a member of its tenured faculty in 2011. He teaches Contracts, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Criminal Law and Professional Responsibility.

Jones holds a J.D. cum laude from Texas Southern University, and an LL.M, with recognition, from Columbia Law School. He was an associate with what is now K & L Gates, and served as senior counsel at AT&T Corp. and as Corporate Counsel for Blockbuster, Inc.

He is a retired U.S. Judge Advocate, former U.S. Army Military Police officer and former U.S. Marines scout. He received numerous military honors, including U.S. Army Reserve Special Operation appointment, selection as U.S. Army distinguished instructor and distinguished honor graduate.

The Illinois Supreme Court has repeatedly selected Professor Jones to serve as Guest Faculty at its Judicial Education Conferences, a required training session for all Illinois state judges. His published scholarship focuses primarily on moral philosophy and criminal jurisprudence with particularly interest on the plight of men and boys and endangered populations.

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