Vicki C. Jackson



Who is Vicki C. Jackson?

Vicki C. Jackson is the Thurgood Marshall professor of Constitutional law at Harvard Law School, whom the New York Times has described as "an authority on state-federal questions".

Jackson received her B.A. summa cum laude from Yale College in 1972. She earned her J.D. from Yale Law in 1975, where she was an editor of the Yale Law Journal. She served as a clerk for Thurgood Marshall. Jackson was an associate and then partner at the firm of Rogovin, Huge & Lenzner in Washington, D.C. She served as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel at the U.S. Department of Justice. She taught and held several administrative positions at Georgetown University Law Center from 1985 to 2011.

On December 11, 2012, the United States Supreme Court appointed Jackson as amicus curiae in United States v. Windsor to argue an unrepresented position relating to the legal standing of two of the parties.

Her publications include the book Constitutional Engagement in a Transnational Era.

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on July 23, 2013


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