William K. Jones

Charles Evans Hughes Professor Emeritus of Law

William K. Jones

William K.
Jones
Charles Evans Hughes Professor Emeritus of Law

William K. Jones was the Charles Evans Hughes Professor Emeritus of Law at Columbia Law School. He joined the Columbia faculty in 1959.

Jones spent a year as a law clerk to Justice Tom Clark of the Supreme Court before he later  entered private practice in Cleveland, Ohio. After three years in private practice, he served on the President's Task Force on Antitrust Policy from 1967 to 1968. He was a consultant to the President's Task Force on Telecommunications Policy in 1968; to the Federal Communications Commission in 1968; and to the Ford Foundation from 1967 to 1968. Jones was the public service commissioner for New York State from 1970 to 1974.

His publications include Cases and Materials on Regulated Industries, 1976, and Cases and Materials on Electronic Mass Media, 1979, as well as monographs on the licensing of interstate trucking firms, domestic airlines, major broadcast facilities, and on state regulation of CATV. His articles regarded the fields of contracts, torts, property, and law and economics.

Hill earned a LL.B. from the Law School in 1954 and  a B.A. from Columbia University in 1952. While at the Law School he was editor-in-chief of the Columbia Law Review.

The Law School mourned his death in 2009.

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