About The Author
is a legal scholar, composer and commentator on American culture. He taught at the University of Michigan Law School, where he received the L. Hart Wright Outstanding Faculty Member Award. He is also a recipient of the Thomas M. Cooley Distinguished Brief Award for scholarly legal writing. Jordan composed for Count Basie and has produced a number of award-winning albums, including the Grammy-nominated American Song. He tutors young writers in the Los Angeles public schools.