Judge Adalberto Jordan was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in February 2012 to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta. Prior to that, he was a United States District Court Judge for the Southern District of Florida since 1999, and before that, Judge Jordan was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida. While at the U.S. Attorney's office he was the Chief of the Appellate Division and Counsel on Legal Policy from 1998-1999. From 1988-1989, Judge Jordan was a law clerk to the Honorable Sandra Day O'Connor for the United States Supreme Court. Judge Jordan received his J.D. summa cum laude from the University of Miami in 1987 after graduating magna cum laude from the University of Miami with a B.A. in Politics and Public Affairs. Judge Jordan teaches Federal Courts, a course that will examine the role of federal courts in the American governmental structure.