1972 - J.D., University of Texas School of Law
1968 - M.A., German, Stanford University
1966 - B.A., with distinction, Humanities and German, Stanford University
While attending Stanford University, Jeff was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He attended the Free University of Berlin on an exchange graduate fellowship. While attending law school, he was an editor of The Texas Law Review and was elected to the Order of the Coif. In 1972-73, Jeff served as a law clerk for the Honorable Homer Thornberry of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Jeff is admitted to the bar in Colorado and Texas, and he is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fifth, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuits, and the U.S. District Courts for the District of Colorado and the Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts of Texas.