Susan Raeker-Jordan teaches in the areas of torts, civil procedure, criminal law, capital punishment, and disability law. Her research and writing has focused on capital punishment and the Eighth Amendment, with a number of articles in leading law reviews. Sparked in part by a stint teaching in the Lausanne International Law Institute, her current research interests are in disability discrimination law and comparative disability discrimination law.
Professor Raeker-Jordan joined the faculty at Widener in 1990. She was an assistant professor from 1993-96, an associate professor from 1996-2005, and professor of law since 2005. She was associate dean for faculty research and development from 2007-09. She also taught legal methods on the law school’s Delaware campus from 1990-93.
Professor Raeker-Jordan currently serves as secretary of the AALS Section on Law and Mental Disability. She served as an editor of the South Carolina Law Review.
BA, University of Maine, High Distinction
JD, University of South Carolina School of Law, Order of the Coif
Legal Writing Instructor, Widener University School of Law, Delaware
Associate Attorney, Lord, Bissell & Brook, Chicago
Public Interest Law Fellow, Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago
United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
Association of American Law Schools Section on Law and Mental Disability where she currently serves as Secretary
American Bar Association