Welcome Liz Jordan, our first Disability Law United Fellow!

Image: headshot of light skinned woman with shoulder length curly brown hair and wearing a pink shirt. Welcome, Liz!

Disability Law United is very excited to welcome our new Fellow, Elizabeth (Liz) Jordan! Liz is Disability Law United’s first annual Fellow and we are thrilled that she will be utilizing her extensive human rights experience to advance Disability Law United’s mission.

After graduating from Yale with a BA in Political Science and Latin American Studies, Liz conducted human rights research in Madrid, Spain as a Fulbright Scholar. She graduated from New York University School of Law in 2013 as an Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Fellow. While in law school she participated in numerous internships and clerkships which focused on human and civil rights. As a Law Clerk for Orleans Public Defenders, she assisted public defenders in all aspects of their cases including trial preparations and investigations. As a Hays Fellow Law Intern, she drafted memoranda regarding imprisonment of indigent criminal defendants for non-payment of fines, as well as racial profiling in schools for the ACLU Racial Justice Program. She also conducted group orientation in English and Spanish for detained immigrants for the Legal Aid Society, Immigration Law Unit.  After graduating from law school, Liz became a Fellow at the Capital Appeals Project in New Orleans, where she represented clients with first-degree and second-degree murder convictions. Before coming to Disability Law United, she was an Immigration Staff Attorney for The Door’s Legal Services Center, where she represented approximately 200 unaccompanied minors facing deportation. Outside the office, you can find Liz outdoors, hiking skiing, or riding horses (seems like she’ll fit right in in Colorado).  Liz also loves spending time in museums and cooking, but her favorite activity is yoga!  Welcome, Liz! We are excited to be working with you!

Disability Law United is civil rights non-profit that specializes in high impact litigation and advocacy fighting all forms of exclusion and discrimination in order to obtain effective and enduring systemic reforms that redeem the promise of fairness embodied in our nation’s civil rights laws.  The Disability Law United Fellowship is an opportunity for a recent law school graduate, law clerk, or returning lawyer to contribute creatively to the work of our small civil rights non-profit staffed by lawyers with decades of experience in civil rights advocacy and litigation in a broad range of areas.  The Fellow will also work with grassroots groups and co-counsel at partner public interest and private pro bono law firms, and gain experience in all phases of Disability Law United’s work, including advocacy, litigation, public education and outreach, investigations, brainstorming, and playing with the office dogs.

We will begin accepting applications for the second Disability Law United Fellowship later this summer.

1 thought on “Welcome Liz Jordan, our first Disability Law United Fellow!

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