MSU College of Law

Paul Jones

Adjunct Professor
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 368
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300

Paul Jones has served as a federal administrative law judge for the Social Security Administration (SSA) Office of Disability Adjudication and Review since 2008. Before joining the SSA, Jones spent eight years counseling state health boards and prosecuting health professionals for Public Health Code violations as an assistant attorney general for the State of Michigan. He also has 11 years of experience in civil trial practice.

As a captain in the U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General's Corps, Jones represents court-martialed sailors and marines in federal appellate courts. His distinguished career of service within the military justice system also includes more than two decades in various roles as a criminal trial lawyer, judge advocate, special assistant U.S. attorney, commanding officer, and judge.

Jones has been an adjunct professor at MSU College of Law since 1998.

Graduate 1999, Command and Staff Program, United States Naval War College; J.D. 1985, American University, Washington College of Law; B.A. 1981, University of Michigan

  • Administrative Law
    (Formerly DCL 300) This course examines the place of administrative agencies in American government, and surveys the legal rules and principles governing agency regulation, adjudication, investigation, and enforcement; agency structure; and judicial review of agency action.
  • Military Justice
    This course studies the procedures, practices, laws, regulations, rules, and roles of judge advocates and military courts in the federal criminal justice system. These practices are increasingly relevant to those outside of the military because they have been expanded to certain civilians serving abroad; adopted as a model for trying detainees in places like Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; and are being exported as a guide for the military justice systems of emerging democracies around the world.

Michigan; U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan; U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces; U.S. Supreme Court