Penn State Law, J.D., 2023
University of Louisville, M.A., 2019
Florida State University, B.S., 2015, cum laude
Al Jones studied Business at Florida State University, graduating in 2015 and commissioning through the Army ROTC. He served as an active-duty Armor Officer at: Fort Benning, Georgia; Fort Hood, Texas; Camp Buehring, Kuwait; and Wilberforce, Ohio. His service included graduating the Army Reconnaissance Course, leading a platoon of M1 Abrams tanks, and teaching in an ROTC department. During that time, he worked toward and later received a Master's Degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Louisville. He then worked in a commercial software firm while drilling in the Ohio Army National Guard and served over 4 months on active duty with the Coronavirus Joint Task Force at the outbreak of the pandemic.
While at Penn State Law, he worked in the Rural Economic Development Clinic, served as Vice President of the Military Law Caucus, competed on the Willem C. Vis Moot International Commercial Arbitration Team, and was inducted into the Woolsack Society for academic achievement, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2023. He also worked as a Research Assistant at the Center for Agricultural and Shale Law under Professor Ross Pifer, where he hosted the Agricultural Law Podcast and was a three-time guest on the Farmland Energy Legal Podcast. In his final semester of law school, he externed with the federal Third Circuit Court of Appeals in the chambers of the Honorable D. Brooks Smith.
Al has assisted with a variety of regulatory, commercial, and corporate law issues across industries and legal subject matters such as energy, environmental, natural resources, insurance, banking, higher education, employment, transportation, corporate finance, municipal, and construction. He has also occasionally assisted in personal injury matters. Al has a particular interest in agriculture, food commerce, and agribusiness. He is married to Colleen.