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About William S Jordan III

William S. Jordan, III, former Associate Dean and C. Blake McDowell, Jr. Professor of Law, Emeritus at The University of Akron School of Law, where he taught Administrative Law and Property. He received his B.A. from Stanford University and his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan. Following law school, he served as an attorney-advisor at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. He then entered the private sector with the Washington D.C. firm of Sheldon, Harmon, Roisman & Weiss, which became Harmon, Weiss, and Jordan, where he engaged primarily in environmental and administrative litigation. He has taught at Akron Law since 1985. Dean Jordan's research has addressed various aspects of judicial review. He is a former president of the Central States Law School Association. Dean Jordan is an active member of the Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice of the ABA. He has served on the Council of the Section and as Chair of the Judicial Review Committee. He is currently co-chair of the Section's Publications Committee and a contributing editor to Administrative and Regulatory Law News. He is a co-editor, with Charles Koch and Richard Murphy, of Administrative Law: Cases and Materials (5th Ed.), published by Lexis-Nexis.


Present C. Blake McDowell Professor of Law, Emeritus, The University of Akron School of Law

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  • Administrative Law
  • Property
  • Seminar in Wetland Regulation

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