Who We Are

Elizabeth Jordan

Liz’s practice focuses on advancing human rights in the United States legal system. She focuses on trauma-informed, cross-cultural representation of vulnerable people, and her practice has included zealous representation of death-sentenced prisoners, immigrant children, and immigrants with disabilities locked up by ICE.

Prior Experience

The Door’s Legal Services Center

New York, NY, 2015 – 2017
Staff Attorney

Capital Appeals Project

New Orleans, LA, 2013 – 2014 
Fellowship attorney

Legal Aid Society, Immigration Law Unit 

New York, NY, 2013
Hays Fellow Law Intern

ACLU Racial Justice Program

New York, NY, 2012 – 2013
Hays Fellow Law Intern

Orleans Public Defenders 

New Orleans, LA, 2012
Law Clerk

Equal Justice and Capital Defender Clinic, Equal Justice Initiative 

Montgomery, AL, 2012
Student Advocate

Office of the Appellate Defender 

New York, NY
Legal Intern, 2011; 2011 – 2012; Student Advocate, 2013

Fulbright Scholar 

Madrid, Spain, 2009 – 2010

Human Rights First

New York, NY, 2007-2009
Program Associate, Human Rights Defenders Program


J.D. New York University School of Law, 2013, magna cum laude, Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Fellow

B.A. Yale University, New Haven, CT, awarded 2006, cum laude

Selected Presentations

Guest Lecturer, Loyola Law School, Immigration Law and Practice, Fall 2020

Speaker, Litigation Meeting of the National Lawyers Guild National Immigration Project, Fall 2019

Speaker, Chicagoland Immigration and Disability Summit, Fall 2019

State Bar Licenses

New York