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Samuel P. Jordan, J.D.


Courses Taught

Civil Procedure I, Civil Procedure II, Conflict of Laws, Federal Courts, Remedies


B.A., Rhodes College, 1998
J.D., University of Chicago School of Law, 2004 (high honors)
M.P.P., University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy Studies, 2004

Practice Areas

  • Civil Procedure
  • Conflict of Laws
  • Federal Courts
  • Remedies
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Research Interests

Jordan teaches and writes in the areas of civil procedure, federal courts, and conflict of laws.

Publications and Media Placements

Since arriving at SLU, Jordan has published articles in the Alabama Law Review, the Arizona State University Law Journal, the Boston University Law Review, the Georgia Law Review, and the William & Mary Law Review

See Publication List

Honors and Awards

In 2010, Professor Jordan received the Saint Louis University Faculty Excellence Award and was elected Teacher of the Year by SLU LAW students. 

Community Work and Service

After law school, Jordan served as a law clerk to the Honorable Milton I. Shadur, Senior United States District Judge for the Northern District of Illinois. He then spent two years teaching at Harvard Law School as a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law.

From 2013-17, Professor Jordan served as Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Development and then as Vice Dean.