Jordan Teuscher

Kyiv, Ukraine

Jordan Teuscher graduated cum laude from Brigham Young University in 2007, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science/Philosophy. While an undergrad, he served as the BYU Phi Beta Lambda president, and took first place in public speaking for the state of Utah for three consecutive years—finishing fourth in the nation in 2007. After graduating, he co-organized the First Annual Trial Advocacy Tournament for the Leavitt Institute for International Development in Kyiv, Ukraine. He also was the deputy campaign manager for a national congressional race during the 2008 election. In 2009, Jordan entered the J. Reuben Clark Law School at BYU to start his legal studies.

Jordan is fluent in Ukrainian and has significant international experience throughout Eastern Europe. He was selected as a 2010 ICLRS Student Research Fellow and completed an externship with the Area Legal Counsel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kyiv, Ukraine. In addition to being a three-year law school scholarship recipient, Jordan is a two-time recipient of the Foreign Language Area Studies grant, gaining language skills in both Romanian and Russian. Additionally, he is a member of both the Moot Court and Trial Advocacy Teams, and represented BYU on the National Traveling Team for both cocurriculars.

Jordan served for two years on the Student Executive Committee for the ICLRS Annual Law and Religion Symposium–while also serving on both the Moot Court and Trial Advocacy Executive Boards. Jordan has worked on the ICLRS Treatise, Religious Organizations and the Law, devoted many hours to design of ICLRS brochures, posters, flyers, book covers, and website elements, and worked as an editorial assistant of two published books, Islam, Europe, and Emerging Legal Issues and Islam and Political-Culture Europe. Upon graduation, Jordan has accepted a position to work for the Leavitt Firm, focusing in International Law. Jordan and his wife, Aliona, are the proud parents of their son, Tristan.