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Jordan Gross

Jordan Gross

Associate Professor of Law
Law 111

Professor Jordan Gross supervises the law school’s external prosecution clinics and teaches Criminal Procedure, Federal CourtsProfessional Responsibility and Environmental Crime.

Professor Gross is a member of the bar in Montana and in Washington State, and she is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for Montana, the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

Professor Gross serves on the Western Montana Bar Association Pro Bono Committee and she regularly gives presentations to members of the Montana bar on legal ethics and professional responsibility.

Before joining the law school faculty, Professor Gross was a partner in a litigation firm in Seattle specializing in federal criminal defense, complex civil litigation, and appeals. Professor Gross clerked for United States District Court Judge Barbara Jacobs Rothstein and Washington State Court of Appeals Judge Susan R. Agid before entering private practice.

Professor Gross earned B.A. degrees in Political Science and English Literature from the University of Washington in 1989. She earned her J.D. degree, cum laude, from Howard University School of Law in 1993, where she was a member of the law review.


An Ounce of Pretrial Prevention is Worth More Than a Pound of Post-Conviction Cure: Untethering Federal Pretrial Criminal Procedure From Due Process Standards of Review, 18 Berkeley J. Crim. L. (2013); online publication available at:

If Skilling Can’t Get a Change of Venue, Who Can? Salvaging Common Law Implied Bias Principles from the Wreckage of the Constitutional Pretrial Publicity Standard, 85 Temp. L.R. 575 (2013)

Recent Presentations:

"Representing the Low-Income Family Law Client in Montana: Ethical Considerations" – Montana Legal Services Association Webinar, March 7, 2014

“Entity and Supervisory Ethics” - UMSL 2014 Clinical Supervisors Meeting, February 21, 2014

“CLE for a Cause – Ethics”- Missoula, March 8, 2013

“Views from the Bench” – Moderator, Judicial panel on legal ethics – UMSL Reunion CLE, Spring 2012

“Alcohol Abuse and Addiction in the Legal Profession: Case Studies and Resources” – State Bar of Montana, May 2012

“Ethical Responsibilities of Supervisory Lawyers” – UMSL 2011 Clinical Supervisors Meeting

“Social Media and Legal Ethics: What Lawyers Should Know About Communicating, Advertising and Socializing on the Internet” – State Bar Women Lawyers Section 2011 Annual Meeting

“You Are Your Brother’s/Sister’s Keeper: Responsibility for Impaired Lawyers under the Rules of Professional Conduct” – MDTL 2011 Annual Meeting

“High Tech Ethics: Meeting the Duties of Competence, Communication, and Confidentiality in the Digital World”- MDTL 2011 Annual Meeting


Native American Law Students Association Excellence in Teaching Award 2014, recognizing efforts to significantly incorporate Indian Law concepts throughout teaching

Margery Hunter Brown Award 2013, recognizing commitment to students and service

Dean’s 2012 Scholarship Award