Erika Taylor Jones
J.D., North Carolina Central University
B.A., North Carolina A&T State University
Erika Taylor Jones is an Assistant Professor of Legal Writing at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) School of Law. Professor Taylor Jones graduated magna cum laude from NC A&T State University and received her law degree at NCCU School of Law.
After law school, Professor Taylor Jones joined a private practice law firm representing clients in various areas of the law. She left private practice and worked as an Agency Legal Specialist at the North Carolina Industrial Commission. Thereafter, she joined a large defense firm where she handled numerous workers’ compensation claims and other employment-related issues. Professor Taylor Jones has always been interested in how diversity plays an integral role in the law, and she implemented diversity initiatives throughout her legal career. These initiatives provided a perspective to reach resolutions in complex matters that were beneficial in some way for all parties involved.
As a practicing attorney, Professor Taylor Jones pursued her passion for empowering and equipping the next legal generation. Prior to becoming a full-time professor at NCCU, she was an adjunct professor in the NCCU School of Law Legal Writing Program for several years and an instructor in the paralegal program at Duke University in Durham, N.C.
Professor Taylor Jones is licensed to practice law in North Carolina and the United States Middle District of North Carolina. She is a member of the Wake County Bar Association and the Tenth Judicial District Bar Association. Professor Taylor Jones was appointed as a trustee member for the North Carolina State Bar Client Security Fund. She is a North Carolina Superior Court Certified Mediator and founded Triangle ADR to help parties resolve issues using alternative dispute resolution techniques.
Professor Taylor Jones lives in Raleigh with her husband and children. She is involved in community outreach and is a board member for a non-profit foundation.