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John Jackson  

Distinguished professor of law, one of the chief architects of the World Trade Organization

Professor Jackson joined the Georgetown faculty after a distinguished career as Hessel E. Yntema Professor of Law at the University of Michigan. He has been a visiting faculty member at the University of Delhi in Delhi, India and the University of Brussels in Brussels, Belgium, a Consultant on Legal Education to the Ford Foundation, a Research Scholar at the headquarters of General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) in Geneva, Switzerland, and a Rockefeller Foundation Fellow in Brussels, Belgium.

He has served as General Counsel for the Office of the President's Special Representative for Trade in the U.S. Executive Office of the President in Washington, D.C. (1973-1974), and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of Michigan (1988-1989). Over the years, he has also advised the U.S. and various foreign governments, international organizations, and in 2000, served as chairperson of a WTO panel for a trade dispute settlement procedure.

Professor Jackson has served as a member of the board of editors for the American Journal of International Law, Law and Policy in International Business, International Tax & Business Lawyer, Fordham International Law Journal, and the Maryland Journal of International Law & Trade. He is a member of the editorial board for The World Economy and a past member of the editorial boards for the International Bar Association and the Journal of World Trade Law. He is the editor in chief and a founding editor of the Journal of International Economic Law (JIEL), published by Oxford Press (UK) since 1998. On November 5, 1998, Professor Jackson was formally inaugurated to the position of University Professor at GULC. His inaugural lecture was subsequently the basis of an article in the JIEL (Vol. 3, Issue 1) entitled, "International Economic Law in Times that are Interesting."

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