Kimberly P. Jordan
Education and Experience
- BS, Xavier University
- JD, Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Professor Kimberly P. Jordan is the Director of the Justice for Children Project and a Clinical Professor of Law at the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University. She teaches in the Justice for Children Clinic representing youth in delinquency, child welfare, and immigration matters. She also supervises the Greif Fellowship in Juvenile Human Trafficking.
In 2018, Professor Jordan received the Noel E. Kaech Juvenile Defender Award from the Ohio Public Defender. In 2019, she received the Ohio Attorney of the Year Award from Ohio CASA. Professor Jordan is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, a board member for The Ohio Children’s Trust Fund, a board member of the Central Ohio Association of Juvenile Lawyers, and a certified trainer for the National Juvenile Defender Center Project “Juvenile Training Immersion Program.” She has served on the Supreme Court of Ohio’s Trafficking in Children Workgroup and Juvenile Rule Three Workgroup.
Prior to joining Moritz, Professor Jordan was a Senior Attorney at the Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, LLC, where she specialized in family law and the representation of children. Early in her career, she served in the Jesuit Volunteer Corps and was a licensed substance abuse counselor. Professor Jordan is a graduate of the Loyola University Chicago of Law, where she was a ChildLaw Fellow, and Xavier University.
Kids are Different: Using Supreme Court Jurisprudence about Child Development to Close the Juvenile Court Doors to Minor Offenders, 41 N. Ky. L. Rev. 187 (2014)