2L student Jordan Hartman is spending his summer in New
York. With New York recently joining Arizona as a
Uniform Bar Exam state, we expect to see more
students coming from New York to learn the law, and more
students from elsewhere following a path to New
is an Arizona native who was raised in Phoenix. While he
obtained his undergrad degree in Chicago -- the city
from which I am writing and sending this edition of
Wildcat Wednesday--Letter of the Law
-- Jordan still considers Arizona home.
asked Jordan about why he chose Arizona Law, he
mentioned our strong alumni base. "The reputation of
Arizona Law in the southwest region is excellent, and
its alumni base is strong in many areas. When I came to
visit on my recruiting trip, I was happy to find
the culture at the U of A was relaxed and easygoing.
Simply put, it was a good fit."
is a summer associate at Meister Seelig & Fein LLP. In
a typical week Jordan works on a variety of projects
including a few research assignments, usually some sort
of discovery work (privilege log, document review,
etc.), and client communication. He has also attended
court appearances and depositions.
feels he is learning a tremendous amount from his summer
each question raises a new issue that resembles a topic
covered during 1L year, but has some sort of twist which
requires research into new law categories. That said,
sometimes I am presented with a legal research question
in a field I never even knew existed, which is exciting
addition to the substantive issues, Jordan is learning
about the business side of a law firm and working with
attorneys and clients.
is also using his summer clerkship as an opportunity to
explore different areas of law.
am enjoying the vastly different areas in which I am
working. Part of my goal for the summer was to narrow my
interests, and working in so many different legal fields
has been helpful. Hopefully by summer's end I'll be able
to answer the question I get from everyone I know: 'So
what kind of law do you want to practice?'"
understand that in addition to the great position,
Jordan has developed a special fondness for a coffee
machine at the firm.
is a coffee machine on the 7th floor at my office that
makes the best coffee any human being has ever devised.
I will be sad to leave knowing it can't come with
-- I am glad you are having a great summer experience.
While it may not be the coffee from the 7th floor,
you are welcome to come to my office for a cup
of the classroom, Jordan stays busy on the intramural
fields. He played on a few of the College of Law's
teams, including the champion soccer team. He enjoys
spending time with his three younger siblings -- with
the youngest just about to start college at