RonNell Andersen Jones
Yale Law School’s Information Society Project; University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
RonNell Andersen Jones is the Teitelbaum Chair and Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law and an affiliated fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project. A former newspaper reporter and editor, she is a First Amendment scholar who teaches, researches, and writes on legal issues affecting the press and on the intersection between the media and the courts. Her scholarship addresses the roles of the press as a check on government and a proxy for the people. She is a member of the American Law Institute and an adviser on ALI’s Restatement of the Law Third Torts: Defamation and Privacy. Her scholarly work has appeared in numerous books and journals, including Northwestern University Law Review, Michigan Law Review, UCLA Law Review, Washington University Law Review, and the Harvard Law Review Forum. She clerked for Judge William A. Fletcher on the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on the United States Supreme Court. Prior to entering academia, she was an attorney in the Issues & Appeals section of Jones Day, where her work focused on Supreme Court litigation and included major constitutional cases.
Writings & Appearances
Essays and Scholarship
How the Supreme Court has abandoned once-positive assumptions about press speech, even while embracing the trustworthiness of other speakers, and what it might mean for democracy