ALI Council
Elected Member

The Hon. Ketanji Brown Jackson

Washington, DC
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
Education
Harvard College
Harvard Law School

Ketanji Brown Jackson serves on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. From 2013 until 2021, she served on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, and until December of 2014, she also served as a Vice Chair and Commissioner on the United States Sentencing Commission. Prior to serving on the Commission, Judge Jackson worked at Morrison & Foerster LLP, with a practice that focused on criminal and civil appellate litigation in state and federal courts, and served as an assistant federal public defender in the Appeals Division of the Office of the Federal Public Defender in the District of Columbia. Before that, she was an assistant special counsel at the U.S. Sentencing Commission and an associate with two law firms.

Judge Jackson was a law clerk to three federal judges: Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer of the Supreme Court of the United States, Judge Bruce M. Selya of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and Judge Patti B. Saris of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

EDUCATION: Harvard University, B.A.; Harvard Law School, J.D.

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Areas of Expertise
Criminal Law
Sentencing (Criminal Law)