Wisconsin Law School Establishes First Endowed Chair Named for an African American


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The University of Wisconsin Law School has established an endowed faculty chair in honor of the late Professor James E. Jones Jr. This is the university’s first fully funded chair named for an African American professor. Professor Jones, a 1956 alumnus, joined the law school faculty in 1969, making him the first African-American faculty member. One of his most notable accomplishments during his tenure was founding the William H. Hastie Teaching Fellowship. The program helps Black lawyers attain tenure-track faculty positions. Professor Jones passed away in 2014 and since then, alumni of...