Ronald C. Jones, II

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Ron graduated from the University of Chicago Law School in 2015. While in law school, Ron worked in the Juvenile Justice clinic where he defended juveniles accused of crimes and argued for the retroactivity of Miller v. Alabama, a Supreme Court case declaring juvenile life without parole unconstitutional. Additionally, Ron worked for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission where he prepared constitutional briefs in employment discrimination cases. He also participated in trial-advocacy, and served as the Community Service Chair for the Black Law Student Association, facilitating several legal clinics, mentoring & charitable programming for Southside residents.

Upon graduation from the University of Chicago Law School, Ron moved into affordable housing on the Westside to provide free criminal legal defense and holistic services to juveniles from North Lawndale through the Lawndale Christian Legal Center. While working for the Center, Ron gained significant criminal defense experience. He participated in all phases of criminal defense while guiding youth from one of Chicago’s most dangerous neighborhoods. In addition to providing legal defense, Ron provided mentoring, education, employment, and other services to his clients, including coaching a mock-trial team of court-involved youth.

Ron received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Arkansas, where he majored in Political Science & Legal Studies. He and his two siblings were raised by a single mother, and he is the first college graduate in his family. Ron’s journey from abject poverty in rural Oklahoma through the University of Chicago Law School inspires his work at Durkin & Roberts and the Rerum Novarum Human & Civil Rights Center of Chicago. Ron still lives in North Lawndale, where he seeks to build community and create opportunities through civic engagement.