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James W. Gordon

Professor of Law

EDUCATION

B.A., University of Louisville
Ph.D., University of Kentucky
J.D., University of Kentucky School of Law

COURSES TAUGHT

American Constitutional History
Property
Trusts & Estates

CONTACT INFORMATION

Email: jgordon@law.wne.edu
Phone: 413-782-1425
Office: L 205

GENERAL INFORMATION

Professor Gordon joined the Western New England University law faculty in 1981 after earning his Ph.D. in American Legal and Constitutional History. He received his law degree from the University of Kentucky where he was a staff member of the Kentucky Law Journal. He practiced law for two years with the Louisville firm of Lynch, Sherman & Fowler. He is the author of Lawyers in Politics: Mid-Nineteenth Century Kentucky as a Case History (1990). His areas of professional interest include constitutional and legal history and the Uniform Probate Code. He is currently conducting research regarding Justice John Marshall Harlan.

PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles

James W. Gordon, Was the First Justice Harlan Anti-Chinese?, 36 W. NEW ENG. L. REV. 287 (2014). Digital Commons SSRN

James W. Gordon, Religion and the First Justice Harlan: A Case Study in Late Nineteenth Century Presbyterian Constitutionalism, 85 MARQ. L. REV. 317 (2001). SSRN Digital Commons

James W. Gordon, Did the First Justice Harlan Have a Black Brother?, 15 W. NEW ENG. L. REV. 159 (1993). SSRN Digital Commons

JAMES W. GORDON, LAWYERS IN POLITICS MID-NINETEENTH CENTURY KENTUCKY AS A CASE STUDY (1990). SSRN Digital Commons

James W. Gordon, The Popular Image of the American Lawyer: Some Thoughts on its Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Intellectual Bases, 46 WASH. & LEE L. REV. 763 (1989). SSRN Digital Commons

James W. Gordon, Lawyers, Politics, and the "Lawyers' Interest": An Historical Inquiry, 9 J. LEGAL PROF. 5 (1984). SSRN

James W. Gordon & Richard V. Wellman, Uniformity in State Inheritance Laws: How UPC Article II Has Fared in Nine Enactments, 1976 BYU L. REV. 357 (1976). SSRN Digital Commons

James W. Gordon & Richard V. Wellman,The Uniform Probate Code: Article III Analyzed in Relation to Changes in the First Nine Enactments, 1975 ARIZ. ST. L. J. 477 (1975). SSRN Digital Commons

James W. Gordon, note, Flexibility, The Uniform Probate Code's Procedural Article and Some Comparisons with Kentucky Statutes, 62 KY. L.J. 1083 (1974). SSRN Digital Commons