Dr. Amos N. Jones to be next guest speaker in Baptist Heritage Lecture Series at Campbellsville University

Dr. Amos N. Jones to be next guest speaker in Baptist Heritage Lecture Series at Campbellsville University

Feb. 22, 2016
For Immediate Release

By Kasey Ricketts, student news writer

 Dr. Amos N. Jones

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Campbellsville University’s Baptist Heritage Lecture Series will present Dr. Amos N. Jones, associate professor of law at Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law in Raleigh, North Carolina, at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 1.

The event will take place at the Banquet Hall in the Badgett Academic Support Center, 110 University Drive, Campbellsville, Ky. This event is open to the public and free of charge.

Jones teaches and writes in the areas of contracts, civil rights, religious freedom and ethics. His work focuses on contemporary conflicts resulting from competing liberties enshrined in the U.S. Constitution.

Jones graduated with honors in political science from Emory University, where he was a member ofUSA Today’s year 2000 All-USA College Academic First Team, competitively ranked as one of the country’s top 20 students.

He earned the Master of Science from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and the J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he served as an executive editor of both the Harvard BlackLetter Law Journal and the Harvard Human Rights Journal.

After seven years of practice involving national-security regulation as well as employment and religious-liberty litigation, Jones pursued a scholarly agenda critiquing legal remedies for various kinds of discrimination as derived from the fundamental law.

In 2014, Jones won a unanimous, 7-0 First Amendment case of first impression at the Kentucky Supreme Court, which had granted discretionary review in a racial discrimination/ministerial exception case highlighting tensions between enforcement of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the First Amendment’s religious-freedom clauses.

Prior to entering the legal profession, he was a journalist for Pulitzer Prize-winning newspapers including The Atlanta Constitution,The Charlotte Observer, the Lexington (Kentucky) Herald-Leader, and The (Westchester County) Journal News.

Jones’ recent publications include articles in the Widener Journal of Law, Economics and Race, the Georgia State University Law Review and the North Carolina Law Review.

Jones is also an ordained deacon, and is a trustee of the First Baptist Church Foundation in Washington, D. C., and is a director-elect to the Board of Directors of The Academy of Preachers.

For more information about the event, contact Dr. John Chowning at jechowning@campbellsville.edu or at (270) 789-5001.

Campbellsville University is a widely acclaimed Kentucky-based Christian university with more than 3,500 students offering over 80 programs of study including 24 master’s degrees, seven postgraduate areas and eight pre-professional programs. The website for complete information is campbellsville.edu.

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