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Deitra Jones

Deitra Jones is a third-year student at the University of Virginia School of Law, where she is on the Editorial Board for the Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law.  A former President of the Black Law Students Association and Vice President of Street Law, she participated in the Nelson Mandela International Negotiation competition, the Thurgood Marshall Mock Trial competition, and participated in a pro bono service trip to Johannesburg, South Africa.  She was a Cowan Fellow with the Human Rights Study Project and a participant in the Tri-Sector Leadership Fellows Program.  Ms. Jones has a degree in Criminal Justice from Georgia State University, where she was President of the Pre-Law chapter of the National Black Law Students Association and interned at the Fulton County District Attorney’s office in the Crimes Against Women and Children unit.  Before law school, she was a Teach for America corps member and taught seventh grade mathematics in Eastern North Carolina.