Jordan Jefferson is the Head of Reference and Lecturer in Legal Research at the Yale Law School. She teaches Advanced Legal Research and Research Methods in US Law. In addition to teaching, Jordan also provides research services to students, faculty, and members of the Yale community, manages the daily operation of the reference desk, and participates in design and creation of library outreach initiatives and exhibits.
While she considers herself a generalist and is happy to help anyone with their research no matter the topic, Jordan has particular knowledge of criminal justice and access to justice issues (including mass incarceration and sentencing), military and veterans issues, LGTBQIA and women's rights.
Jordan’s personal professional interests include space and transportation law, user design and usability, intellectual freedom and access to information, diversity and inclusivity initiatives, and emerging technologies.