Jonathan Mitchell

Assistant Professor of Law

B.A., Wheaton College; J.D., University of Chicago Law School

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  • Phone: 703-993-8848
  • Address: George Mason University School of Law
    3301 Fairfax Dr. Arlington, VA 22201

Biographical Sketch

Assistant Professor Jonathan Mitchell graduated in 2001 with high honors from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was an articles editor of The University of Chicago Law Review and a member of Order of the Coif.

After graduating from law school, Professor Mitchell was a law clerk for Judge J. Michael Luttig of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and for Justice Antonin Scalia of the Supreme Court of the United States. He then served as an Attorney-Advisor in the Office of Legal Counsel of the United States Department of Justice from August 2003 through January 2006. Prior to joining the faculty at George Mason, Professor Mitchell was a visiting assistant professor at the University of Chicago Law School from 2006 through 2008. His research and teaching interests include national security law, criminal law and procedure, and federal habeas corpus.

Professor Mitchell is currently on leave, serving as Solicitor General of Texas.