D. R. Jones

D. R. Jones

Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Law Library, University of Memphis
Professor Jones joined the Memphis law faculty in 2008. She teaches Copyright law and Information Privacy Law. Professor Jones's scholarship explores copyright and privacy issues. In 2022, Professor Jones was the recipient of the Patricia and Dan Murrell Ethics and Professionalism Teaching Award for using creative and innovative methods to incorporate ethics and professionalism into the teaching of Information Privacy Law. She has served as the Chair of the American Association of Law Libraries' Copyright Committee. This is a national committee that represents, promotes and advocates AALL's interests regarding copyright and other intellectual property issues.

Her recent publications are: Under the Umbrella: Promoting Public Access to the Law, 29 Journal of Intellectual Property Law 1 (2021); Commerciality and Fair Use, 15 Wake Forest Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law 620 (2015); Law Firm Copying and Fair Use: An Examination of Different Purpose and Fair Use Markets, 56 South Texas Law Review 313 (2014); Locked Collections: Copyright and the Future of Research Support, 105 Law Library Journal 425 (2013); and Protecting the Treasure: An Assessment of State Court Rules and Policies for Access to Online Civil Court Records, 61 Drake Law Review 375 (2013). The Locked Collections article won the American Association of Law Libraries Law Library Journal Article of the Year Award in July 2014. She has presented at a number of conferences, including the Annual Intellectual Property Scholars' Conference and the Works in Progress Intellectual Property (WIPIP) Colloquium. She has also been a participant and commentator at the Annual Privacy Law Scholars' Conference.

Teaching Interests
Copyright Law and Information Privacy Law

B.A. (summa cum laude), Mercer University; J.D. (cum laude), Mercer University School of Law; Master of Librarianship, with a certificate in law librarianship, University of Washington

Georgia (inactive)

Assistant Professor of Law, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law; Deputy Director, Judge Ben C. Green Law Library, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law, Case Western Reserve School of Law, Cleveland, Ohio; Lawyering Skills I Instructor, University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California; Assistant Director for Reference Services, Boley Law Library, and Adjunct Professor of Law, Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College, Portland, Oregon; Attorney, Trotter, Smith and Jacobs, Atlanta, Georgia; Attorney, Kilpatrick and Cody, Atlanta, Georgia

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