Karen A. Jordan

Professor of Law


Professor Jordan teaches primarily in the areas of civil procedure, evidence and administrative law. Her scholarly endeavors focus predominantly on regulatory law and policy issues, especially as they relate to the allocation of power between the federal and state systems. Professor Jordan's articles, which have been cited in federal court opinions and course textbooks, have appeared in the Vanderbilt Law Review, Yale Journal on Regulation, Rutgers Law Journal, and Wake Forest Law Review, among others.

In recent years, Professor Jordan has served as the faculty supervisor for many of the law school’s externship opportunities.  This involves providing oversight for law student externs who work under the direct supervision of an attorney in a number of practice settings, including, Jefferson County courts; the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney, 30th Judicial District; the Office of the Jefferson County Attorney; the Louisville-Jefferson County Public Defender’s Office; the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy; and the Louisville Legal Aid Society.

Before joining the faculty of the Brandeis School of Law, Professor Jordan was the Assistant Director of the Center for Law and Health at Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis. She also received her Juris Doctorate degree, summa cum laude, from Indiana University, where she served as an executive editor of the law review and participated in a federal court internship program. Professor Jordan is a member of the American Bar Association Administrative Law Section, and the Section of Litigation.