Biographical Sketch: Prof. Vicki C. JacksonDawn Bellinger2019-03-19T01:39:35-04:00
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Vicki C. Jackson, a Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, received her J.D. from Yale Law School. She clerked for U.S. District Court Judge Morris E. Lasker, for US. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Judge Murray I. Gurfein, and for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, and then practiced law for several years before joining the Georgetown faculty. She teaches courses in constitutional law, comparative constitutional law, federal courts, the Supreme Court, and on gender-related subjects. She is co-author with Professor Mark Tushnet of a coursebook, Comparative Constitutional Law (2d ed. 2006) and coeditor with Professor Tushnet of a collection of scholarly essays, Defining the Field of Comparative Constitutional Law (2002); she also serves as an Articles Editor for IoCON, the International Journal of Constitutional Law. She has written many scholarly essays and articles on such topics as federalism, sovereign immunity, freedom of speech, constitutional interpretation, gender and transnational discourse, and citizenship and federalism. In addition to her academic work, she has engaged in public service and pro bono activities, including serving as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel in the US. Department of Justice (2000-01); as a member of the D.C. Bar Board of Governors (1999-2002) and of the Disciplinary System Study Committee of the D.C. Bar (2003-06); as co-counsel on the Law Professors’ Amicus Brief in United States v. Morrison; as a Vice-president of the International Association of Constitutional Law (2004-); as member of the Managerial Board of Trustees of the International Association of Women Judges (2003-); and as a co-chair of the Special Committee on Gender of the D.C. Circuit Task Force on Gender, Race, and Ethic Bias (1992- 95). She has been a member of the D.C. Circuit Historical Society Board since 1996. -B3-