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Ketanji Brown Jackson, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court

This guide provides background information about Justice Jackson as well as links to further resources.

Book Chapters

Ketanji Brown Jackson, Seth Whitelaw, Michael Josephson & Kathleen Cooper Grilli, Healthcare Compliance Programs: From Murky Beginnings to Established Expectation, COMPLETE HEALTHCARE COMPLIANCE MANUAL, Chapter 1, (Cosmos).

Ketanji Brown Jackson & Kathleen Cooper Grilli, "Carrot and Stick" Philosophy: The History of the Organizational Sentencing Guidelines and the Emergence of Effective Compliance and Ethics Programs, THE COMPLETE COMPLIANCE AND ETHICS MANUAL (Soc'y of Corporate Compliance & Ethics), Aug. 2012, at Chapter 2. (Updated and republished annually.)


Ketanji Brown Jackson, Judging A Book: Jackson Reviews 'When Should Law Forgive?', Law 360 (Sept. 24, 2019).

Ketanji Brown Jackson & Karen Escalante Section I0(b) and Rule I0b-5: The US. Courts of Appeals Apply Different Legal Tests for Assessing the Primary Liability of Secondary Actors, Securities Litigation, Enforcement, and White Collar Criminal Defense Newsletter (Morrison & Foerster LLP), Spring 2009, at 10-12.

Note, Prevention Versus Punishment: Toward a Principled Distinction in the Restraint of Released Sex Offenders, 109 Harv. L. Rev. 1711 (1996).

Recent Case, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) – Scope of Liability After Reves v. Ernst & Young, 108 Harv. L. Rev. 1405 (1995).

Ketanji Brown Jackson, Guinier: "The First Lesson of Democracy is Dialogue", Harv. L. Rec., Apr. 22, 1994, at 1.

Select Speeches

Video: Ketanji Brown Jackson remarks on her nomination to the Supreme Court (YouTube) (Feb 25, 2022).

Video: The 35th Edith House Lecture: “Reflections on My Journey as a Mother and a Judge” (YouTube) (March 2, 2017). Ketanji Brown Jackson was invited to present the University of Georgia School of Law’s 35th Edith House Lecture.

Video: A Conversation on Judging (YouTube) (August 20, 2019). Ketanji Brown Jackson was a panelist at an event sponsored by the Historical Society of the District of Columbia Circuit.

Video: Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson speaks to the Penn Law Class of 2021 (Provided by University of Pennsylvania Carey School of Law) (May 20, 2021). Ketanji Brown Jackson was invited to speak at the University of Pennsylvania Law School’s commencement.

Video: Confirmation Hearing for Judicial Nominees (C-Span) (April 28, 2021). The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing for five of President Biden’s judicial nominees.


Ketanji Brown Jackson, Letter to the Editor, Feder's as Racist as Those He Condemns, Bos. Herald, April 10, 1997, at 36.

Ketanji Onyika Brown, ''The Hand of Oppression": Plea Bargaining Processes and the Coercion of Criminal Defendants (March 1992) (senior thesis on file with the Harvard College Archives).

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