Howell E. Jackson

James S. Reid, Jr. Professor of Law


Howell Jackson is the James S. Reid, Jr., Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. His research interests include financial regulation, consumer protection, international finance, and federal budget policy.  Professor Jackson is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.  He has previously served as a consultant to the United States Treasury Department, the United Nations Development Program, and the World Bank/International Monetary Fund, and frequently consults with government agencies and congressional committees on issues related to financial regulation.  Professor Jackson is the chairman of the board of College Retirement Equities Fund (CREF) and affiliated TIAA-CREF investment companies, the editor of the SSRN Regulation of Financial Institutions eJournal, and a senior editor for Cambridge University Press Series on International Corporate Law and Financial Regulation. Professor Jackson is also a director of the D2D Fund, a non-profit dedicated to strengthening financial opportunities of low and moderate income consumers.  He is co-author of Financial Regulation: Law and Policy (forthcoming Foundation Press 2015); Analytical Methods for Lawyers (Foundation Press 2003; Second Edition 2011), Regulation of Financial Institutions (West 1999); co-editor of Fiscal Challenges: An Inter-Disciplinary Approach to Budget Policy (Cambridge University Press 2008); and author of numerous scholarly articles. At Harvard University, Professor Jackson has served as Senior Advisor to the President and Acting Dean of Harvard Law School.  Before joining the Harvard Law School faculty in 1989, Professor Jackson was a law clerk for Associate Justice Thurgood Marshall and practiced law in Washington, D.C. Professor Jackson received J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Harvard University in 1982 and a B.A. from Brown University in 1976.

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