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Federal agency administrator , Law educator

Jack Landman Goldsmith, III, law educator, former federal agency administrator. Bar: District of Columbia. Member of American Bar Association, American Society International Law.


III, Jack Landman Goldsmith, was born on September 26, 1962.


Bachelor summa cum laude, Washington & Lee University, 1984. Bachelor, Oxford University, England, 1986. Master of Arts with honours, Oxford University, England, 1991.

Juris Doctor, Yale University, 1989. Diploma in Private International Law, Hague Academy International Law, 1992.


Law clerk to honorary J. Harvie Wilkinson United States Court Appeals (4th circuit), 1989—1990. Law clerk to Honorary Anthony M. Kennedy Supreme Court of the United States Court, 1990—1991. Legal assistant to Honorary George Aldrich Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, Netherlands, 1991—1992.

Associate Covington & Burling, Washington, 1992—1994. Associate professor law University Virginia, 1994—1997, professor law, 2003—2004, University Chicago, 1997—2003. Special counsel to general counsel United States Department Defense, Washington, 2003.

Assistant attorney general Office Legal Counsel United States Department Justice, 2003—2004. Professor law Harvard University, Cambridge, since 2004. Visiting scholar American Enterprise Institute, since 2004.


  • Bar: District of Columbia.


Member of American Bar Association, American Society International Law.


Married; 2 children.