Jordan Lorence

Senior Counsel and Senior Vice-President, Office of Strategic Initiatives, Alliance Defending Freedom

Jordan Lorence serves as senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom at its Washington, D.C. office.  Lorence has litigated many First Amendment cases around the nation since 1984. In 1999, Lorence argued the Southworth case before the U.S. Supreme Court challenging the requirement of the University of Wisconsin that forced unwilling students to contribute to campus activist groups that opposed their beliefs. Lorence earned a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School in 1980, and a B.A. in journalism from Stanford University.  He has appeared on many television and radio news shows, including NBC’s Today Show, National Public Radio’s All Things Considered and on news programs of the British Broadcasting Company.  Lorence also has appeared as a contestant on Jeopardy!, but alas, came in third place.

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Publications and Multimedia
Holt v. Hobbs - Post-Decision SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 2-4-15 featuring Jordan Lorence
February 04, 2015
Holt v. Hobbs - Post-Argument SCOTUScast
SCOTUScast 10-9-14 featuring Jordan Lorence
October 09, 2014
Prisoner Beards and Religious Freedom: Holt v. Hobbs - Podcast
Religious Liberties Practice Group Podcast
October 08, 2014
Using the Schools After Hours? Not a Prayer - Podcast
Religious Liberties Practice Group Podcast
May 02, 2013
Christian Legal Society vs. Martínez - Event Audio/Video
2010 National Lawyers Convention
November 19, 2010