Professor of Constitutional Law
Harvard Law School
Vicki C. Jackson, Thurgood Marshall Professor of Constitutional Law, writes and teaches about U.S. constitutional law and comparative constitutional law. She is the author of Constitutional Engagement in a Transnational Era (2010), and coauthor, with Mark Tushnet, of Comparative Constitutional Law (3d ed. 2014), a leading course book in the field. She has written on constitutional aspects of federalism, gender equality, election law, free speech, sovereign immunity, courts and judicial independence, methodological challenges in comparative constitutional law, and other topics. Her other books include Federalism (with Susan Low Bloch, coauthor) (2013), two edited collections, Federal Courts Stories(2010) (with Judith Resnik, co-editor), and Defining the Field of Constitutional Law (2002) (with Mark Tushnet, co-editor), and another course book, Inside the Supreme Court: The Institution and Its Procedures (2d ed., 2008) (with Susan Low Bloch and Thomas G. Krattenmaker). Her scholarly projects include normative conceptions of the role of elected representatives in a democracy; proportionality in constitutional law and interpretation; gender equality and the interaction of international and domestic law; and the co-evolution of the constitutionalization of international law and the internationalization of constitutional law. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS), and has served on the Executive Committee of the International Association of Constitutional Law, on the Board of Managerial Trustees of the International Association of Women Judges, as Chair of the Federal Courts Section of the AALS, and on the D.C. Bar Board of Governors. She has also practiced law, in private practice, and as a government lawyer in the Office of Legal Counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice.