Carolyn Jones

Professor of Law
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  • B.A., University of Iowa, 1976
  • J.D.,  University of Iowa College of Law, 1979
  • LL.M., Yale Law School, 1982
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Professor Jones is the F. Wendell Miller Professor of Law and Dean Emerita at the University of Iowa College of Law.  She will remotely teach a distance learning seminar in Nonprofit and Philanthropic Law through synchronous learning to Ohio State and Iowa students during the Fall 2015 semester.

She began her academic career at the St. Louis University School of Law in 1982 and taught there until 1990.  She joined the University of Connecticut in 1990. At the University of Connecticut, she served as associate dean of academic affairs.  She joined the University of Iowa College of Law in 2004 when she became the 16th dean of the College (serving in that role through 2010).

She has also been a visiting professor at the University of Exeter, Washington University, and Ohio State.

Professor Jones is a leading scholar in tax law.  Much of her work focuses on the legal history of taxation in the World War II and the postwar eras, when much of the current income tax system developed.  She has contributed to five books on tax law and is the author of numerous scholarly articles on the issue.  She has also made numerous presentations about tax issues, estate law and Social Security.

Professor Jones received her J.D from the University of Iowa, where she served on the staff of the Iowa Law Review and graduated with honors and Order of the Coif, and also received an LL.M. from Yale.  Following law school, she worked as an assistant city attorney in Sioux City from 1979 to 1980 and as an associate in the Sioux City law firm of Klass, Whicher and Mishne from 1981 to 1982.