Scalia Spotlights

Darrell Jackson (‘90) Appointed as Visiting Herff Chair of Excellence in Law at Memphis Law

Darrell Jackson

Scalia Law congratulates alumnus Dr. Darrell Jackson (“DJ”) (‘90) for his recent appointment as visiting Herff Chair of Excellence in Law at Memphis Law.

While at George Mason, DJ was Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of the George Mason University Civil Rights Law Journal. Upon graduation, he served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable L.M. Brinkema in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and to the Honorable Marcus D. Williams in the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit of Virginia. He practiced as an Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Columbia and as an Assistant County Attorney in Fairfax County, Virginia, before returning to the law school to serve as an Assistant Dean and Director of Diversity Services.

When DJ left his position in the law school, he headed west. He earned his PhD in Educational Foundations, Policy, and Practice from the University of Colorado (Boulder) School of Education. He is currently a Professor of Law and the Director of the Prosecution Assistance Program at the University of Wyoming College of Law, where he has taught since 2012. Most recently, he was a scholar-in-residence and fellow at the University of Colorado Law School. His research interests surround supporting historically marginalized communities (HMC). As the visiting Herff Chair, he will engage in a combination of courses, faculty scholarship workshops, community partnerships and collaborations, and host a symposium relevant to his expertise and research.