Erika Taylor Jones

Assistant Professor of Legal Writing

Contact Information

Office: 124
Email: etaylor7@NCCU.EDU
Phone: 919-530-5251
Fax: 919-530-6339


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. She is from New York but considers North Carolina home. Professor Taylor Jones graduated magna cum laude from NC A&T State University in 1998 and received her law degree from NCCU School of Law in 2002.

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 gave her the perspective and skill necessary 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, she served as an adjunct professor in the NCCU School of Law Legal Writing Program for four years and taught Tort Law 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 in 2021 as a trustee member of 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.