Jackson is Vice Dean for Budget, and the James S. Reid,
Jr., Professor of Law at Harvard Law School where he teaches
courses on the regulation of financial institutions, securities
regulation, pension law, international finance, and analytical
methods for lawyers.
His research currently deals with
the regulation of international securities market, reform
of the social security system, problems in consumer finance,
and comparative cost-benefit analyses of financial regulation.
He is co-author of the Regulation of Financial Institutions
(West 1999) and Analytical Methods for Lawyers (Foundation
Press 2003) and author of numerous scholarly articles.
Professor Jackson has served as
a consultant to the United States Treasury Department in
connection with the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act and also as
an adviser to the United Nations Development Progamme,
the World Bank/International Monetary Fund, and the Harvard
Institute for International Development in connection with
various projects involving the reform of financial systems
in other countries. Prior to joining the Harvard Law School
faculty in 1989, Professor Jackson served as a law clerk
to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and practiced
law in Washington, D.C.
He received a JD-MBA degree from
Harvard University in 1982 and a B.A. from Brown University