RonNell Andersen Jones
Associate Professor of Law

A former newspaper reporter and editor, Professor Jones researches legal issues affecting the press and the intersection between media and the courts. A regular speaker at media law and First Amendment conferences, she served as the director of the 2007 Media Subpoena Study, a nationwide study of the frequency and impact of subpoenas served upon newspapers and television newsrooms.

Before entering legal academia, Professor Jones clerked for Judge William A. Fletcher of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Justice Sandra Day O'Connor of the United States Supreme Court and worked in the appellate division of the law firm of Jones Day, where her practice focused on constitutional cases.  Professor Jones taught media law to journalism students at The Ohio State University and Ohio Wesleyan University. Before coming to BYU, she was the Distinguished Faculty Fellow at the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law.

Professor Jones teaches courses on Constitutional Law, First Amendment, Media Law, Legislation, and the United States Supreme Court. She has team-taught with Retired Justice Sandra Day O' Connor a course about the United States Supreme Court at the University of Arizona.

Contact: 424 JRCB, BYU Law School, Provo, UT 84602 • (801) 422-2032 •
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  • JD from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law. Class of 2000.
    Summa Cum Laude, Order of the Coif, First in Class, Ohio State Law Journal
  • BS from Utah State University. Class of 1994.
    Summa Cum Laude
Research Interests:
  • Media Law
  • First Amendment
  • Legislation
Classes Taught: Constitutional Law, First Amendment, Media Law, Legislation, The Supreme Court