Staff Attorney Fellow, Illinois Justice Project
Paul Jones is a Staff Attorney Fellow at the Illinois Justice Project, where he specializes in juvenile justice reform. Paul received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from DePaul University in 2015 and his law degree from Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in 2020. While in law school, he worked as a clinical student in the Center for Wrongful Conviction and MacArthur Justice Center and focused on criminal justice issues such as bail reform and police accountability. In May 2020, he received The Leadership Award for the Northwestern's graduating class of 2020, which is given to the student who made the greatest contribution to leadership in the student community. Paul also serves on the Next Generation Society Board of the ACLU of Illinois and is a member of the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law Young Alumni Council. His previous work experience includes clerking for the Office of the Cook States Attorney, working as a legal extern for the Office of the Illinois Lieutenant Governor, and serving as a legal intern for Congresswoman Robin Kelly. Before law school, Paul began his career working as a Foxx Fellow on the 2016 campaign of Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, and then as a union organizer for the Amalgamated Transit Union.