Garry W. Jenkins

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs; John C. Elam/Vorys Sater Professor of Law
Garry W. Jenkins
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(614) 247-8338 Drinko 220


Curriculum Vitae Bibliography

  • B.A., Haverford College, 1992
  • M.P.P, Harvard Kennedy School, 1998
  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 1998



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Garry Jenkins is associate dean for academic affairs and the John C. Elam/Vorys Sater Professor of Law at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where he specializes in law and philanthropy, corporate governance, and leadership studies. At Moritz, he is also the director of the Program on Law and Leadership, a multifaceted education and development initiative that he co-founded to advance the theory and practice of leadership among lawyers.

His work has been published in a variety of interdisciplinary and law journals including the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Georgia Law Review, North Carolina Law Review, among others. In addition, his scholarship has been honored for excellence in three different subfields: nonprofit law, global justice, and corporate law, including the Outstanding Young Nonprofit Lawyer Award from the American Bar Association. Professor Jenkins regularly teaches Business Associations, Nonprofit Organizations, and Lawyers as Leaders.

Prior to joining the Ohio State faculty in 2004, Professor Jenkins was chief operating officer and general counsel of The Goldman Sachs Foundation, a $200 million-plus international corporate foundation. Before joining Goldman, Sachs & Co., he was an attorney with the New York law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, where he counseled public charities and private foundations; formed and advised private investment funds; and negotiated mergers and acquisitions.

Professor Jenkins clerked for Judge Timothy K. Lewis of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit from 1998 to 1999. He earned a B.A. from Haverford College, a master’s degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where he served as editor-in-chief of the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review.

Professor Jenkins currently sits on the governing boards of Haverford College and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Ohio as well as the advisory board of the National Center on Philanthropy and Law at New York University School of Law.