Commission on the 21st Century Economy

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Christopher Edley Jr.

Christopher Edley Jr. has served as dean and professor of law for the Boalt Hall School of Law since 2004. Prior to that, he was a professor at Harvard University for 23 years. He served President Clinton as a consultant to the Presidentís Advisory Board on the Race Initiative in 1997 and as special counsel to the President directing the White House review of affirmative action in 1995. From 1993 to 1995, Edley worked as the associate director for economics and government at the White House Office of Management and Budget and, in 1992, he served as a senior advisor on economic policy for President Bill Clintonís Transition Team. Edley served as the national issues director for the Dukakis President Campaign from 1987 to 1988 and was the assistant director of the White House Domestic Policy Staff for President Carter. He earned a Juris Doctorate degree and Masters in Public Policy degree from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in from Swarthmore College.