“I’ve always had an interest in the law. Throughout my university career as a Vice President for Student Affairs, I was extensively involved in adjudicating student disciplinary cases, developing and revamping campus judicial systems, contract negotiations and dispute resolution. I hope to bring those skills and experiences to the bench, as well as the ability to explain the law in lay person’s terms in order to facilitate productive resolutions and teachable moments.”
“An area about which I am quite passionate and committed is shaping the minds, hearts and character of young people. As has been eloquently stated by some of our national leaders, it does indeed take a village to help our youth, and we are our brothers’ keepers! My involvement with the CASA program has been an invaluable practical experience that will prove useful to me in addressing truancy cases that come before the Justice of the Peace Court. In my new capacity as Justice of the Peace, I hope to have a positive impact on our Delaware youth and their families.”
“I’m a lifelong learner, so it is not uncommon to find me completing a certificate program or course at any given time. It’s really a part of my DNA. For me it made practical sense to enroll in the University of Delaware program to become familiar with legal terminology and concepts within the context of the Delaware legal system. Also I was able to meet members of the bar and gain important contacts in Delaware and the area, since the program’s teaching attorneys are practicing in Delaware and other nearby states.”
The Honorable Carmen Jordan-Cox is a magistrate in Delaware’s Justice of the Peace Court, having earlier completed the University of Delaware’s Paralegal Certificate with an eye toward expanding her involvement in the justice system. Until recently an associate professor in the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey, Dr. Jordan-Cox has also served as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for the Family Court of Delaware and is a board member of several public service organizations, including Connecting Generations, Inc., a youth mentoring organization in Delaware.