Jamil N. Jaffer

Adjunct Professor, NSI Founder, and Director, National Security Law & Policy 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 433P, Hazel Hall, Arlington
  • Antonin Scalia Law School
    George Mason University
    3301 Fairfax Dr.
    Arlington, VA 22201

Biographical Sketch

Jamil N. Jaffer currently serves as an Adjunct Professor, National Security Institute Founder, and Director of the Homeland and National Security Law Program at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University and as a Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution.  Jamil served as a law clerk to Judge Neil M. Gorsuch of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and Judge Edith H. Jones of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

In addition to the government service described below, during the Bush Administration, Jamil served in the Justice Department's Office of Legal Policy where he worked on the confirmations of Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. and Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. to the United States Supreme Court.

Jamil previously served as the Chief Counsel and Senior Advisor for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and as Senior Counsel to House Intelligence Committee.  In the Bush Administration, in addition to serving in OLP, Jamil served in the White House as an Associate Counsel to the President and in the Justice Department as Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for National Security.