Jordan Budd

Jordan Budd

Phone: (603) 513-5122
Office: UNH School of Law, 2 White Street, Concord, NH 03301

Professor Budd’s areas of expertise include civil rights, constitutional law, federal courts, and civil procedure. He has served as the law school’s Interim Dean, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and Director of the Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership, and Public Service.

Prior to joining UNH Law, Professor Budd worked for over a decade as Legal Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of San Diego and Imperial Counties. At the ACLU, he was lead counsel in litigation addressing school desegregation, jail overcrowding, juvenile curfews, police practices, the rights of immigrants and the poor, freedom of speech, and discrimination based on religion and sexual orientation.

Professor Budd is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a former Fulbright Scholar. He has served as the Chairperson of the New Hampshire State Advisory Committee to the United States Civil Rights Commission and a member of the Board of the New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union Foundation.

He holds an A.B., summa cum laude, from Harvard College and a J.D. with honors from Harvard Law School. Following law school, he clerked for Judge Marilyn Hall Patel of the United States District Court, Northern District of California, and Justice Stanley Mosk of the California Supreme Court.

Jordan Budd


Courses Taught

  • LGP 909: Civil Procedure
  • LGP 916: Constitutional Law
  • LGP 917: Comparative Constitutional Law
  • LGP 918: Constitutional Law I
  • LGP 921: Constitutional Law II
  • LGP 989: Civil Rights Litigation
  • LPI 912: Fundamentals of Law Practice
  • LRS 905: Independent Study


  • J.D., Harvard Law School
  • B.A., Social Studies, Harvard University

Selected Publications

  • Budd, J. C. (2011). Pledge Your Body for Your Bread: Welfare, Drug Testing, and the Inferior Fourth Amendment. William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal, 19, 751-804. Retrieved from

  • Budd, J. C. (2010). A Fourth Amendment for the Poor Alone: Subconstitutional Status and the Myth of the Inviolate Home. Indiana Law Journal, 85, 355-408. Retrieved from

  • Budd, J. C. (2005). Cross Purposes: Remedying the Endorsement of Symbolic Religious Speech. Denver University Law Review, 82, 183-257. Retrieved from