Jamil N. Jaffer

Adjunct Professor and Director, Homeland and National Security Law Program

B.A., UCLA; J.D., University of Chicago Law School; M.A., United States Naval War College

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Contact Information

  • Email: Send an email
  • Phone: 703-993-5620
  • Office: Room 433S, Hazel Hall, Arlington
  • Address: George Mason University School of Law
    3301 Fairfax Dr. Arlington, VA 22201

Biographical Sketch

Jamil N. Jaffer currently serves as an Adjunct Professor and Director of the Homeland and National Security Law Program at the George Mason University School of Law where, among other things, he co-teaches classes on surveillance law, cybersecurity law, and national security law. He also serves as the Vice President for Strategy and Business Development at IronNet Cybersecurity, a startup technology. Immediately prior to joining IronNet, Mr. Jaffer served as the Chief Counsel and Senior Advisor for the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Mr. Jaffer served as a law clerk to Judge Edith H. Jones of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and Judge Neil M. Gorsuch of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Mr. Jaffer also worked as a policy aide to Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), and on a number of political campaigns.

Mr. Jaffer holds degrees from UCLA (B.A. cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1998), the University of Chicago Law School (J.D. with honors, 2003), and the United States Naval War College (M.A. with distinction, 2006). While in law school, Mr. Jaffer served as an editor of the University of Chicago Law Review, Managing Editor of the Chicago Journal of International Law, and National Symposium Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy.