JBU Professor Passes Arkansas Bar Exam

Siloam Springs, Ark (August 31, 2000) — John Brown University is pleased to announce that Scott L. Jones, instructor of political science, recently passed the Arkansas Bar Exam and will be officially sworn in as a licensed attorney before the Arkansas Supreme Court on Sept. 29, 2000. Jones is the second full-time JBU faculty member to have completed his legal training.

Jones entered law school with the goal of becoming a teacher. "My first priority is my teaching responsibility at JBU," said Jones. "I have always been fascinated with law, and am hoping to practice in the area of Trademarks and Copyrights."

In the fall of 1999, Jones joined the Division of Social and Behavioral Studies. He teaches Introduction to Political Thought, Constitutional Law, Christianity and the Legal Profession, International Relations, Religion and Politics, and American Government. He is one of the many JBU faculty members who proactively pursue furthering their own educational and professional activities outside of their classroom responsibilities.

"In his first year at John Brown University, Mr. Jones has already distinguished himself as a quality professor, highly involved mentor, and thoughtful contributor to the campus community," said Dr. Ed Ericson, chairman of the Division of Social and Behavioral Studies.

While completing his legal training, Jones has also begun pursuing a Masters in Political Science at the University of Arkansas. He has both a B.A. in Pre-Theological Studies and a B.A. in History from JBU. He received his J.D. from the University of Colorado at Boulder School of Law, where he was on the editorial board of the Law Review in 1999.

John Brown University is a private university with over 1,500 students from 46 states and 30 countries. JBU is a member of the Arkansas Independent Colleges and Universities as well as the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities.