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About Susan Raeker-Jordan

Susan Raeker-Jordan teaches in the areas of torts, civil procedure, criminal law, capital punishment, and disability law. Her research and writing has focused on capital punishment and the Eighth Amendment, with a number of articles in leading law reviews. Sparked in part by a stint teaching in the Lausanne International Law Institute, her current research interests are in disability discrimination law and comparative disability discrimination law.
Professor Raeker-Jordan joined the faculty at Widener in 1990. She was an assistant professor from 1993-96, an associate professor from 1996-2005, and professor of law since 2005. She was associate dean for faculty research and development from 2007-09. She also taught legal methods on the law school’s Delaware campus from 1990-93.
Professor Raeker-Jordan currently serves as secretary of the AALS Section on Law and Mental Disability. She served as an editor of the South Carolina Law Review.


Present Professor of Law, Widener University Commonwealth Law School



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  • Capital Punishment (Seminar)
  • Civil Procedure I and II
  • Criminal Law (Summer Start Program)
  • Disability Law
  • Torts I and II

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