Jake Sullivan

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Visiting Lecturer in Law, the Oscar M. Ruebhausen Distinguished Visiting Lecturer in National Security at Yale Law School, and a Jackson Senior Fellow at Yale's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs

Visiting Lecturer in Law, Oscar M. Ruebhausen Distinguished Visiting Lecturer in National Security at Yale Law School, and Jackson Senior Fellow at Yale’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs
Jake Sullivan is a Visiting Lecturer in Law, the Oscar M. Ruebhausen Distinguished Visiting Lecturer in National Security at Yale Law School, and a Jackson Senior Fellow at Yale’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. Until 2014 he served as a national security adviser to Vice President Joe Biden. He previously served as Director of Policy Planning at the U.S. Department of State and as deputy chief of staff to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. He was deputy policy director on Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential primary campaign, and a member of the debate preparation team for Barack Obama’s general election campaign. Sullivan also previously served as a senior policy adviser and chief counsel to Senator Amy Klobuchar from his home state of Minnesota, worked as an associate for Faegre & Benson LLP, and taught at the University of St. Thomas Law School. He clerked for Judge Stephen Breyer of the Supreme Court of the United States and Judge Guido Calabresi of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Sullivan holds undergraduate and law degrees from Yale and a master’s degree from Oxford.

Education
J.D., Yale, 2003
M.Phil, Oxford, 2000
B.A., Yale, 1998

Courses Taught
U.S. Foreign Policy and the Law
Global Order: U.S. Leadership and the Global Rules of the Road for the 21st Century