Jordan Keeney


Jordan Keeney is an evening student at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. During the day, he teaches languages at Loyola Blakefield, a private Catholic preparatory school in Towson. Born in Asheville, NC, he grew up north of Baltimore, in Hunt Valley. Jordan attended Virginia Tech, where he played lacrosse and graduated summa cum laude with dual honors degrees in Spanish and Classical Studies, and a minor in English Literature. He spent a semester in Granada, Spain, and served as an associate editor of Philologia, Virginia Tech’s liberal arts research magazine. 

Since graduating in 2012, he earned a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Goucher College and spent nearly a decade with Baltimore County Public Schools. There, he coached lacrosse and taught Spanish and Special Education English. He has spent his summers working as a bartender, construction worker, HVAC installer, and life insurance salesman. Before enrolling in law school, he began taking math and computer science courses through the Community College of Baltimore County. His poem “Why I Smoke” was published in CCBC’s literary arts magazine, Fine Print, in the spring of 2021. 

In his current role, Jordan works with middle and high school students, teaching Greek and Latin, as well as Spanish for students with learning differences. In 2022 he interned with Judge Mark Coulson in the United States District Court of Maryland. Upon graduation, Jordan hopes to work in tax law.