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

Jordan M. Singer

Professor of Law


JD, Harvard Law School
AB, Harvard College

Professional Background

Professor Jordan Singer serves as advisor for the Litigation concentration at New England Law | Boston. 

Previously, he served as director of research for the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System at the University of Denver, and as a senior litigation associate with Goodwin Procter LLP in Boston, with a practice emphasizing intellectual property litigation.
Professor Singer’s research focuses on civil procedure, court organization and administration, and judicial selection and evaluation. He is a member of the Massachusetts Committee on Judicial Performance Evaluation, the founder of a national working group on judicial performance evaluation programs, and an academic advisor for the Civil Jury Project at NYU School of Law. After graduating from law school, he served as a law clerk to Justice Gregory Hobbs, Jr., of the Colorado Supreme Court.

Featured Publications

Pa. could become a national outlier in how it elects appellate judges. Here’s why experts are worried., Spotlight PA (2021)

In search of a muscular judiciary, The Hill (2020)


Citizens lose when partisans play politics with the federal judiciary, The Hill (2019)

The Federal Courts' Rulemaking Buffer, 60 William & Mary Law Review 2239 (2019)

Judicial Recall and Retention in the #MeToo Era, 55 Court Review 36 (2019)

BigLaw Forced Arbitration Expected To Survive Amid #MeToo, Law 360 (2019)

Wendy Vitter, with one exception, might have what it takes to be federal judge, The Times-Picayune (2018)

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

Gossiping About Judges, 42 Florida State University Law Review 427 (2015)

Bigger Isn't Always Better: An Analysis of Court Efficiency Using Hierarchical Linear Modeling, 34 Pace Law Review 1169 (2014) (with Terry Dalton)

Bench Presence: Toward a More Complete Model of Federal District Court Productivity, 118 Penn State Law Review 55 (2013) (with Hon. William G. Young)

Measuring Bench Presence: Federal District Judges in the Courtroom, 2008–2012, 118 Penn State Law Review 243 (2013) (with Hon. William G. Young)

Proportionality’s Cultural Foundation, 52 Santa Clara Law Review 145 (2012)

The Mind of the Judicial Voter, 2011 Michigan State Law Review 1443 (2012)

Reinvigorating Pleadings, 87 Denver University Law Review 245 (2010) (with Rebecca Love Kourlis and Natalie A. Knowlton)

Managing Toward the Goals of Rule 1, 2009 Federal Courts Law Review (2009) (with Rebecca Love Kourlis)

A Strategy for Judicial Performance Evaluation for New York, 72 Albany Law Review 655 (2009) (with Rebecca Love Kourlis)

A Performance Evaluation Program for the Federal Judiciary, 86 Denver University Law Review 7 (2009) (with Rebecca Love Kourlis)

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

Civil Case Processing in the Federal District Courts: A Twenty-First Century Analysis, Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (2009)

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)

Scholarly Work