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Faculty

James W. Gordon

Professor of Law Emeritus
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
Office: L 205
413-782-1425

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

Books

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

Journal Articles

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

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 Cited by

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

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 Cited by

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 Cited by

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 Cited by

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 Cited by