May 9, 2024

Treyvon Jordan Receives Oliver White Hill Law Student Pro Bono Award

Portrait of Treyvon "Trey" JordanTreyvon “Trey” Jordan of the William & Mary School of Law class of ‘24 has been awarded the 2024 Oliver White Hill Law Student Pro Bono Award.

Administered by the Access to Legal Services Committee, the award was established to honor extraordinary law student achievement in the areas of pro bono and under-compensated public service work in Virginia.

During his time as a student at William & Mary Law, Jordan has demonstrated a remarkable commitment to public service. Jordan volunteered as a law clerk for Legal Services of Northern Virginia, where he advocated in support of a veteran’s petition for a discharge upgrade, and the Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia, where he completed research related to fair housing law. Additionally, as a law clerk for the Communications Workers of America, he interviewed clients and witnesses for arbitrations and unfair labor practice claims, among other duties. He has also completed two law clinics at William & Mary Law: the Innocence Project Clinic and the Immigration Clinic.

In his nomination letter, Michael E. Dick, visiting professor of practice with the Lewis B. Puller Jr. Veterans Benefits Clinic and director of military and veteran affairs at William & Mary Law, praised Jordan’s focus on public service: “Aggressively seeking every opportunity to serve the less fortunate, Mr. Jordan has continued to make public service a key part of his life and has committed himself to pursuing a legal career by which he can help give a voice to the voiceless.”

Jordan’s other community service affiliations include the Boys and Girls Club of the Virginia Peninsula; Williamsburg House of Mercy, a complete care center for the homeless; and Everyone for Veterans, a nonprofit that works to improve the lives of veterans. He has also been active in union organizing with groups such as United Campus Workers of Virginia and Unite Here.

Before attending law school, Jordan spent nearly nine years in the United States Marine Corps and was promoted to the rank of captain. During his first four years of service, Jordan concurrently earned a bachelor’s degree in criminology from the University of South Carolina.

Each award recipient is asked to choose a quote that best sums up their viewpoint on the world, and Jordan chose a quote from Bayard Rustin: “We are all one—and if we don’t know it, we will learn it the hard way.”

Jordan will graduate from William & Mary Law on May 18. Following graduation, he will complete a post-graduate fellowship with the Office of the General Counsel at the AFL-CIO. Jordan will receive his award at the Access to Legal Services Lunch and Pro Bono Awards Ceremony on May 30 during the VSB Annual Meeting.