Jamie Lewis Keith

Distinguished Senior Law and Policy Fellow

Ms. Keith's 36-year legal career as a policy and legal leader in higher education and academic research includes a focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, free expression, quality, research policy, compliance systems, and governance. Her practice includes a significant focus on these issues within the context of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medical fields. Previously, she was Vice President, General Counsel and University Secretary for the President and Board of Trustees at University of Florida and Senior Counsel (first primary inside counsel) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she was also responsible for enterprise risk management and oversaw environmental sustainability and safety functions. Earlier, she was in private practice and executive public service in Massachusetts.

Ms. Keith graduated from Cornell University, College of Arts & Sciences, with distinction in all subjects, and Boston University School of Law, magna cum laude, and was an outside article editor on the Boston University Law Review. She served as Law Clerk to the late Honorable Bailey Aldrich on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and is admitted to the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, and Florida Bars.