Angela Jones is one of 23 graduates in the first class of Gonzaga Law’s accelerated two-year Juris Doctor degree program. The Law School commencement begins at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, May 7 at the McCarthey Athletic Center. The ceremony is among Gonzaga’s three 123rd commencement exercises May 6-8.
Jones has presented at events including Future Teachers and Leaders of Color Conference, Washington State University’s Black Women’s Caucus Tea, Spokane Youth and Justice Forum, Gonzaga Prep’s Diversity Week, and Gonzaga University’s International Day of Tolerance. She has served as diversity chairwoman of the Student Bar Association, and as a member of the Multicultural Law Caucus.
She is a student member of both the Asian Bar Association of Washington and the Loren Miller Bar Association. Locally, she is a member of the Spokane Police Advisory team and faith alliance that is reviewing use of force data, the NAACP Criminal Justice Committee, and the Spokane Regional Law and Justice Commission’s Race and Equity Committee reviewing disproportionality in the criminal justice system.
Currently clerking for State Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu in Olympia.
“Zag Law has been an amazing stop on my journey to seek knowledge in order to strategically affect change in the systems that compromise my community and our nation,” Jones said. “After graduation, I have an offer to serve as an assistant attorney general for Washington state. Ultimately, I will end up precisely where God needs me to be. Thank you, Gonzaga!”