BS, 1985, Louisiana State University
JD, 1990, Loyola University New Orleans
LLM in Energy & Environment, with distinction, 1991, Tulane University
Lisa Jordan is a Professor of the Practice, becoming Director of the Environmental Law Clinic in 2017. Professor Jordan has an LLM in Environmental Law from Tulane and has taught on and off in the Environmental Law Clinic since 1996, serving a stint as Acting Director in 1999-2000. She has taught steadily in the clinic since 2006.
Professor Jordan’s current practice centers on wetlands and Freedom of Information Act/public records matters, but her extensive experience also encompasses solid waste, oil and gas permitting, and water cases. Significant litigation includes her leading the Clinic’s legal team in representing a grassroots citizen group in Convent, Louisiana, along with the Louisiana Environmental Action Network (LEAN), in opposing permits to Shintech Corporation for a massive polyvinyl chloride plant. Jordan’s and the Clinic’s representation of these groups in the face of massive political and financial resistance and interference led to them being named Runner-Up for the National Law Journal’s Lawyer of the Year award. Professor Jordan previously practiced criminal law as an assistant district attorney in Orleans Parish and is a native New Orleanian.