Jalila Jefferson-Bullock joined the Arizona Summit Law School faculty in 2011. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School, graduated cum laude from Harvard College with an AB in English and American Literature and Language, and holds a Master of Arts in the Humanities from the University of Chicago, where her concentration was African-American literature and history.
Prior to joining academia, Professor Jefferson-Bullock enjoyed a broad and varied legal practice. She was a partner in a law firm in New Orleans, worked as a public defender in Orleans Parish Municipal Court, and worked as an associate in a New Orleans' based boutique law firm specializing in class action litigation. Professor Jefferson-Bullock also believes very strongly in public service. She served one term in the Louisiana State House of Representatives, where she was a champion for voting rights and to rebuild New Orleans post-Hurricane Katrina.
Professor Jefferson-Bullock's teaches Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure. Her research interests include voting rights/equal rights, legislation, criminal law and criminal procedure.