Victor Jones serves as Education Special Counsel at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF), where he litigates school desegregation and other education civil rights cases.
Prior to joining LDF, Victor served as General Counsel & Senior Policy Advisor for the Louisiana Board of Regents, where he developed statewide legislation and administrative policies to expand postsecondary education access for underserved populations. He also was a Senior Supervising Attorney for the Southern Poverty Law Center, where he, through litigation, public policy, and public education, lead the Children Right’s Practice Group in fighting the school to prison pipeline, fighting for educational equity, and protecting children’s access to mental health services in the Deep South. Before SPLC, Victor was a litigation and education associate at multi-disciplinary law firms in New Orleans.
Victor is also an Adjunct Legal Analysis and Writing Professor at Southern University Law Center. His publications include COVID-19 and the “Virtual” School to Prison Pipeline, 41 Child. Legal Rts. J. 105 (2021) and To Bryce Gowdy, With Love: Prioritizing Medicaid’s EPSDT Mandate for America’s Most Vulnerable Youth, 48 S.U.L. Rev. 127 (2020).
Victor received his J.D. from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Harvard University and a B.A. in Literature from Xavier University of Louisiana. He is also a graduate and avid supporter of the national Head Start program. Prior to law school, Victor was a public school kindergarten teacher. He is a native of Mississippi and member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
**Admitted in Louisiana only. Practice limited to Federal Civil Rights law in United States Courts. Works remotely.**