Professor of Law
B.I.E., Georgia Institute of Technology; J.D., University of Virginia
Professor Jeffrey S. Parker serves as coordinator of the school's Litigation Law track. His research interests include procedure, criminal law, and sentencing. His 1993 article, "The Economics of Mens Rea," received the George Mason University School of Law outstanding faculty publication award for 1993-94. During the spring semester of 1999, he was a visiting professor at the University of Graz, Austria, giving a series of lectures on the "George Mason" school of law and economics analysis. Since 2002, he has taught during the summers as a visiting professor at IMADEC University in Vienna, Austria. In 2005, he was named a Senior Fellow of the Goldwater Institute.
Prior to joining the George Mason law faculty in 1990, Professor Parker was a practicing lawyer specializing in litigation at Sullivan & Cromwell and Sacks Montgomery in New York City. He also served in the federal government as deputy chief counsel (1987-88) and consulting counsel (1988-89) to the U.S. Sentencing Commission. Professor Parker earned his B.I.E. from the Georgia Institute of Technology (1975) and his J.D. from the University of Virginia (1978).
Professor Parker's teaching subjects have included civil procedure, evidence, criminal law, federal sentencing law, and litigation management, and he supervises third-year theses by Litigation Law track students.
Professor Parker, assisted by George Mason law students, also continues to appear in litigation involving public policy issues. Recent cases include advocacy on behalf of a federal prisoner convicted in violation of his constitutional rights, United States v. Dale, 140 F.3d 1054 (D.C. Cir. 1998), a crime victim killed by the police, Milstead v. Kibler, 243 F.3d 157 (4th Cir. 2001), and a federal sentencing appeal presenting issues under the 2005 Booker decision by the Supreme Court, United States v. Blick, No. 04-4887 (4th Cir.: argued March 18, 2005).