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Jordan M. Singer
Contact Information

jsinger@nesl.edu
617-368-1434

Areas of Expertise
  • Judicial Selection and Evaluation
  • Patent Law and Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Federal Procedural Rules
  • Civil Litigation

Jordan M. Singer

Professor of Law

Education

AB Harvard College
JD Harvard Law School

Professional Background

Professor Singer came to New England Law from the University of Denver, where he served as director of research for the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System. His focus was on aspects of civil procedure and process, judicial selection, and judicial performance evaluation, and he authored numerous institute publications. He had previously served as a senior litigation associate with Goodwin Procter LLP in Boston, with a practice emphasizing intellectual property litigation.

Professor Singer’s current research focuses on civil procedure, social cognition and courts, and judicial selection and evaluation. He has made numerous presentations on these and other topics, including serving as a panelist at the Federal Advisory Committee on Civil Rules 2010 Litigation Review Conference at Duke Law School and presenting on “Innovation and Judicial Leadership” at the 2010 Federal Judges Association quadrennial conference. He is a member of the Massachusetts Committee on Judicial Performance Evaluation and the founder of a national working group on performance evaluation programs.

After graduating from law school, he served as a law clerk to Justice Gregory Hobbs, Jr., of the Colorado Supreme Court. He received a JD from Harvard Law School, where he was deputy editor-in-chief of the Harvard International Law Journal.

Selected Publications

Managing Toward the Goals of Rule 1, 2009 Federal Courts Law Review (2009) (with Rebecca Love Kourlis) available at: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1443432

A Strategy for Judicial Performance Evaluation for New York, 72 Albany Law Review 655 (2009) (with Rebecca Love Kourlis) available at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1374501

A Performance Evaluation Program for the Federal Judiciary, 86 Denver University Law Review 7 (2009) (with Rebecca Love Kourlis) available at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1213130

Survey of Experienced Litigators Finds Serious Cracks in U.S. Civil Justice System, 92 Judicature 78 (2008) (with Rebecca Love Kourlis and Paul C. Saunders)

Knowing Is Half the Battle: A Proposal for Prospective Performance Evaluations in Judicial Elections, 29 University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review 725 (2007)

Using Judicial Performance Evaluations to Promote Judicial Accountability, 90 Judicature 200 (2007) (with Rebecca Love Kourlis)

Reinvigorating Pleadings, 87 Denver University Law Review 245 (2010) (with Rebecca Love Kourlis and Natalie A. Knowlton) available at: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1518499

New Report Establishes Principles for Improving the U.S. Civil Justice System, 93 Judicature 121 (2009) (with Rebecca Love Kourlis and Paul C. Saunders)

Proportionality’s Cultural Foundation, 52 Santa Clara Law Review 145 (2012) available at: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1810976

The Mind of the Judicial Voter, 2011 Michigan State Law Review 1443 (2012) available at: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1937742

Bench Presence: Toward a More Complete Model of Federal District Court Productivity, 118 Penn State Law Review (2013) with Hon. William G. Young available at: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2246875

Measuring Bench Presence: Federal District Judges in the Courtroom, 2008–2012, 118 Penn State Law Review (2013) with Hon. William G. Young available at: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2246899

Judges on Demand: The Cognitive Case for Cameras in the Courtroom, 115 Columbia Law Review Sidebar 79 (2015)