Hon. Edith H. Jones

U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

The Honorable Edith Jones is currently the presiding judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the fifth circuit. She was appointed to this position by President Ronald Reagan in May of 1985. Before attaining this position Judge Jones was a Partner for the law firm of Andrews & Kurth, LLP for eleven years. Judge Jones currently presides as the president of the Garland Walker Inn of Court; the Board of Directors of St. John's Law School Masters in Bankruptcy Program, the Judicial Advisory Board of George Mason Univeristy Law and Economics Center, the Board of Directors of the Sam Houston Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, and was previously part of the White House Fellows Commission, and the National Bankruptcy Review Commission. Judge Jones has been given the Silver Beaver Award by the Boy Scouts of America in 2003. Judge Jones is originally from Philadelphia but grew up in Texas. She attended Cornell Univeristy and majored in Economics, later she attended the Univeristy of Texas Law School and graduated with honors and Order of the Coif in 1974. She also is a distinguished alumna of her law school, and was awarded the Leon Green award by the university law review in 1996.

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Publications and Multimedia
Justice Scalia and the Evolution of Chevron Deference - Event Audio/Video
Second Annual Texas Chapters Conference
September 22, 2016
Explaining the Next Crisis - Event Audio/Video
2015 National Lawyers Convention
November 18, 2015
Diversity Jurisdiction from Strawbridge to CAFA - Event Video
2014 National Lawyers Convention
November 17, 2014
The Supreme Court and the Nature of Man - Event Audio/Video
Houston Student Chapter
November 11, 2010
Bankruptcy and Forum Shopping (Marshall v. Marshall) - Podcast
Financial Services & E-Commerce Practice Group
June 29, 2010
Showcase Panel III: Regulation of Financial Institutions - Event Audio/Video
2009 National Lawyers Convention
November 14, 2009
8th Annual Barbara K. Olson Memorial Lecture - Event Audio/Video
2008 National Lawyers Convention
November 21, 2008