Susan Jones

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Susan Jones

Leadership Coach


Email: Susan Jones
Office Phone: 2022130066

Susan R. Jones is an award-winning lawyer, clinical professor, and the director of the Small Business & Community Economic Development Clinic at the George Washington University Law School. In this capacity she’s taught, coached, counseled and mentored scores of law students. As a leader and program director she’s supervised teams of law students, represented hundreds of entrepreneurs, nonprofit organizations, microentrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs, artists, and other creatives. Professor Jones has held numerous leadership positions in the American Bar Association (ABA) including Editor- in-Chief of the ABA Journal of Affordable Housing and Community Development Law.

As an author, Professor Jones has written numerous articles, books and book chapters, including, A Legal Guide to Microenterprise Development and she is the co-editor of Building Healthy Communities: A Guide to Community Economic Development for Advocates, Lawyers and Policymakers, both published by the American Bar Association. She is a member of Leadership Greater Washington and serves on the Executive Committee of the Leadership Section of the Association of American Law Schools. Professor Jones has been described as being passionate not only about being a law professor, lawyer and leadership coach but also about helping people and organizations realize and actualize their transformative possibilities.

  • Leadership Coaching
  • Executive Coaching Business
  • Social Enterprise
  • Nonprofit & Arts Development
  • The Case for Leadership Coaching In Law Schools: A New Way to Support Professional Identity Formation, 48 Hofstra Law Review 659 (2020).
  • Susan R. Jones & Kate Neville, The Current Environment Needs Leadership: Coaching Can Help Lawyers Lead, American Bar Association Business Law Today, Sept 25, 2020.
  • Building a Bridge: Social Entrepreneurs & Leadership Coaching, Susan Jones, Holly Thompson & Wendee Wolfson, Choice, The Magazine of Professional Coaching Vol 15 No 1 (2017).
  • Certificate in Leadership Coaching
  • Georgetown University Master of Arts in Teaching Clinical Legal Education
  • Antioch Law School Juris Doctor, Antioch Law School
  • Bachelor of Arts, Brandeis University

Professor Jones is a transformational leadership and executive coach committed to diversity, equity, inclusion, access and belonging.

Professor Jones hails from New York City and lives and works in Washington, DC.