Jamie McDonald

Jamie McDonald

Visiting Professor of LawJohn Rogers Hall 

jamie-mcdonald@utulsa.edu

Professor McDonald currently serves as an associate at Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C., and as a visiting professor at TU. At TU, Professor McDonald has taught classes on constitutional law, foreign relations law, the federal court system, and the Supreme Court. During the 2009 Supreme Court term, McDonald served as a law clerk for Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., of the United States Supreme Court. Prior to that, McDonald served as an attorney in the Office of the White House Counsel as a deputy associate counsel, and as a law clerk to the Honorable Jeffrey S. Sutton on the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

McDonald is a graduate of University of Virginia School of Law, where he served as the articles development editor of the Virginia Law Review, was elected to the Order of the Coif, and received the Roger & Madeleine Traynor Award for the most outstanding written work for his Note, Democratic Failure and Emergencies: Myth or Reality?, publishd in the Virginia Law Review. McDonald earned a bachelor's degree with honors in economics from Harvard College, where he also served as a four-year member of the NCAA Division I varsity soccer team.

A native Tulsan, McDonald is a graduate of Booker T. Washington High School.

Education and Degrees Earned

  • University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, VA, JD 2007
  • Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, AB, Economics, cum laude (with honors in Economics), 2004

 

Areas of Academic Specialty

  • Federal Courts
  • Constitutional Law
  • Foriegn Relations Law
  • Appellate and Supreme Court Practice and Procedure

 

Previous Teaching Experience

  • The University of Tulsa College of Law, Tulsa, OK
    Visiting Professor Summer 2014
    Courses taught:  Supreme Court Practice and Advanced Constitutional Law
  • The University of Tulsa College of Law, Tulsa, OK
    Visiting Professor Summer 2013
    Courses taught:  Supreme Court Practice and Advanced Constitutional Law
  • The University of Tulsa College of Law, Tulsa, OK
    Visiting Professor Spring 2012
    Courses taught: Supreme Court Decisionmaking and Advanced Issues in Constitutional Law
  • The University of Tulsa College of Law, Tulsa, OK
    Visiting Professor Spring 2009; Fall 2010 
    Courses taught: Federal Courts; Constitutional Law; Foreign Relations Law

Previous Relevant Work Experience

  • Williams & Connolly LLP Washington, DC 
    Associate, Jan. 2011 – present
  • Supreme Court of the United States, Honorable John G. Roberts, Jr. Washington, DC
    Judicial Clerk, July 2009 – July 2010
  • Office of the White House Counsel Washington, DC
    Deputy Associate Counsel May 2008 – Jan. 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, Honorable Jeffrey S. Sutton Columbus, OH
    Judicial Clerk Aug. 2007 – May 2008