Legal Writing Pedagogy, Disaster Law, Entrepreneurial Law, Wills and Estates Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Social Security Law, Insurance Law
Prior to joining Oregon Law’s Legal Research and Writing faculty, Latisha Nixon-Jones was the Assistant Clinical Professor of the Disaster Law Clinic at Southern University Law Center. As a 2017 AmeriCorps Equal Justice Works Fellow, she was responsible for implementating and coordinating the newly established disaster legal clinic. The clinic's focus is helping low-income individuals who have been affected by natural or man-made disasters with civil legal issues.
Professor Nixon-Jones is emerging as one of the top voices in the developing area of disaster law industry. As a fellow, Professor Nixon-Jones has appeared on several news shows and community outreach presentations, and she was quoted in the September 2017 ABA magazine article highlighting the clinic. She has presented at several national conferences and has helped develop a national federal guideline white paper for future disaster law fellows for Equal Justice Works.
Professor Nixon-Jones is a member of the Disaster Housing Recovery Coalition and is currently a certified business coach and a national SCORE mentor. She also serves on the Association of Legal Writing Directors' members committee and the Legal Writing Institute's diversity committee.
Professor Nixon-Jones is licensed to practice in Louisiana. She earned her JD from Southern University Law Center with cum laude distinction and received her BSM in Management and Finance from Tulane University.
Growth and Mindset for a Generation As A Profession, The Journal of Legal Writing Institute, Volume 23 (Spring 2019).
Striving for Success as a Lawyer Mom, Louisiana State Bar Association Journal, Accepted for Publication.