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James D. Jorgensen

James D. Jorgensen Management & Organizations

Adjunct Assistant Professor
120  Jessup Hall
The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52242-1994

Academic History

  • PhD in Education Policy and Leadership Studies, The University of Iowa, 2014
  • JD, University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, MI, 1993
  • BA in Political Science and Economics, Iowa State University, 1990


  • Employment law
  • General business law
  • Higher education law
  • Legal ethics

    Selected Publications

    • Recent Developments in Public Education Law: Postsecondary Education, James D. Jorgensen, Lelia B. Helms, Urban Lawyer, vol 39, 2008, 1017-1044
    • The Effects of Liberal Arts Experiences on Liberal Arts Outcomes, James D. Jorgensen, T. Seifert, K. Goodman, N. Lindsay, Research in Higher Education, vol 49, 2008, 107-125
    • American Freedom, the First Amendment and Competing Stakeholders: The Dynamics of a Changing Balance, James D. Jorgensen, Lelia B. Helms, The Review of Higher Education, vol 32, 2008, 1-24
    • Litigation in Postsecondary Education: A Year in Perspective, 2006, James D. Jorgensen, L. Helms, West's Education Law Reporter, vol 225, 2007, 23-43

              Current & Prior Positions

              • Associate Council and Staff Attorney, Intern, University of Iowa, Office of the General Council, September 2006 - Present
              • Adjunct Faculty, Kirkwood Community College, Iowa City, IA, 2005 - 2007
              • Partner and Associate, Coppersmith Gordon Schermer Owens & Nelson, PLC, Phoenix, AZ, December 2000 - July 2004
              • Associate, Brown & Bain, P.A., Phoenix, AZ, January 1997 - June 1999
              • Associate, Seyfarth Shaw, Chicago, IL, March 1994 - January 1997