Jacqueline Charlesworth

Visiting Lecturer in Law

(fall term)


Jacqueline C. Charlesworth is a Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School and Of Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP. Her experience is in litigation, transactional, and policy work, in both the government and private sector.

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Faculty Assistant


Alexander Goot

Education & Curriculum Vitae


J.D., Yale Law School
B.A., Brown University

Courses Taught


  • The Law and Business of Music

Jacqueline C. Charlesworth is a Visiting Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School and Of Counsel at Covington & Burling LLP. Her experience is in litigation, transactional, and policy work, in both the government and private sector. She has served as General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights of the U.S. Copyright Office, where her portfolio included a wide range of litigation, legislative, regulatory, and policy matters. Before that, she worked at the National Music Publishers’ Association and The Harry Fox Agency, Inc., as well as other law firms, where her focus was on intellectual property. She served as a law clerk to the Hon. Betty B. Fletcher of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Hon. Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum of the Southern District of New York.  She received her J.D. from Yale Law School and B.A. from Brown University. At Yale Law School, she was an Executive Committee Editor of The Yale Law Journal and a founding member of the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism.