Jonathan Mitchell graduated in 2001 with high honors from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was an articles editor of The University of Chicago Law Review and a member of Order of the Coif.
After graduating from law school, Mr. Mitchell was a law clerk for Judge J. Michael Luttig of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and for Justice Antonin Scalia of the Supreme Court of the United States. He then served as an Attorney-Adviser in the Office of Legal Counsel of the United States Department of Justice from 2003 through 2005. After leaving the Department of Justice, Mr. Mitchell entered academia. He was a visiting assistant professor at the University of Chicago Law School from 2006 through 2008, and then an assistant professor of law at George Mason University from 2008 through 2010. He is currently on leave from George Mason, serving as the fifth Solicitor General of Texas.
Stare Decisis and Constitutional Text, 110 Mich. L. Rev. 1 (2011)
Reconsidering Murdock: State-Law Reversals as Constitutional Avoidance, 77 U. Chi. L. Rev. 1335 (2010)
Legislating Clear-Statement Regimes in National-Security Law, 43 Ga. L Rev. 1059 (2009)Apprendi's Domain, 2006 Sup. Ct. Rev. 297