Darryll K. Jones is a Professor of Law. He previously served as the Director of Legal Clinics and Field Placement.

Jones assumed the duties of Interim Dean on July 1, 2015, after serving as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs since 2012.   Jones joined the College of Law in July 2009 as Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development.  In that role, he helped to successfully guide FAMU Law through its first post-accreditation review. He received his LLM (Tax) and JD degrees from the University of Florida.

From 1993 to 2006 he taught at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where he also served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs from 2003 until 2006. From 2006 to 2009, Professor Jones served as Professor of Law at Stetson University College of Law where he was selected for the Homer & Dolly Hand Award for Excellence in Faculty Research and the Outstanding Faculty Service Award.

Darryll Jones is the author of The Theory and Practice of Partnership Taxation 2nd Edition, published by Thomson-West and is the lead co-author of The Taxation of Charities and Other Exempt Organizations, 2nd Edition, also published by Thomson-West. His scholarship on federal taxation has appeared in the Florida Tax Review, the Virginia Tax Review, Brigham Young University Law Review, the University of Pittsburgh Law Review, Northwestern Journal of International Law and Business and several other publications. Dean Jones has been consulted by members of Congress, including the Senate Finance Committee, the House Ways and Means Committee, staff to the Joint Committee on Taxation, and the Internal Revenue Service on issues relating to individual income tax, partnership tax, and the tax laws of exempt organizations.

He is the author of “K-Rations” a column on partnership taxation appearing monthly in Tax Notes magazine and co-editor of the Nonprofit Law Professors Blog. Prior to becoming a full-time tax law scholar, Professor Jones served as General Counsel at Columbia College Chicago and Associate General Counsel at the University of Florida. He also served for five years in the United States Army Judge Advocate General’s Corp.

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Courses taught by Professor Darryll Jones:

  • Business Organizations
  • Corporate Tax
  • Federal Income Tax
  • Partnership Tax
  • Tax Exempt Organizations


  • Selected as one of Central Florida’s Top 100 by the Orlando Sentinel.  This is an honor that permits prominent people in government, politics, and culture to share weekly tips and insights on current events. In this role, Darryll Jones will have an opportunity to weigh in on hot topics while showcasing the law school and the University to a cross-section of the Central Florida community.


  • The Theory and Practice of Partnership Taxation (2nd Ed., Thomson-West 2007)
  • The Tax Law of Charities and Other Exempt Organizations: Cases, Materials, Questions and Activities (with Willis, Brennen, and Moran) (2nd Ed., Thomson-West, 2007).



  • The Taxation of Profit Interests and the Reverse Mancur Olson Phenomenon, 36 Capital University Law Review (2009).
  • Third Party Profit-Taking In Tax Exemption Jurisprudence, 2007 Brigham Young University Law Review 977 (Fall 2007).
  • Towards Equity and Efficiency In Partnership Allocations, 25 Virginia Tax Review 1047 (2006).
  • Special Allocations and Preferential Distributions in Joint Ventures Involving Taxable and Tax Exempt Entities, 31 Ohio Northern Law Review 13 (2005).
  • Semantics and Substance in Partnership Mergers, 104 Tax Notes 1523 (2004).
  • The Neglected Role of International Altruistic Investment in the Chinese Transition Economy, 36 George Washington International Law Review 71 (2003).
  • Some Hard Thinking and Harder Realities Regarding Joint Ventures, 36 Exempt Organizations Tax Review 177 (2002).
  • “First Bite” And The Private Benefit Doctrine: A Comment on Temporary and Proposed Regulation 53.4958-4T(a)(3), 62 Pittsburgh L. Review 715 (2001).


Darryll Jones CV