Jeffrey Gordon

Jeffrey Gordon


Jeff Gordon is an Associate in Law and J.S.D. candidate at Columbia Law School. He works at the intersection of public and private law: free speech, judicial federalism, and statutory interpretation on the public law side, and torts, remedies, and contracts on the private law side. His dissertation focuses on free speech, civil liability, and judicial federalism.

Prior to joining Columbia, Gordon taught constitutional and comparative law at several law schools in Australia. From 2012 to 2015, he practiced as a litigation associate at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP and at Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLP. In 2012 Gordon received his LL.M. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Bretzfelder Fellow. Before commencing graduate studies, Gordon worked for Justice David Hodgson and Justice Ronald Sackville of the New South Wales Court of Appeal.

  • LL.M., Columbia Law School, 2012
  • LL.B., University of Sydney Law School, 2011
  • B. Sc., University of Sydney, 2008
Areas of Expertise
  • Torts
  • Free speech
  • Remedies
  • Federalism
  • Contracts
  • Comparative law
  • Legal philosophy

Silencing State Courts, 27 Wm. & Mary Bill Rts J. (forthcoming 2018)

Our Equity: Federalism and Chancery, 72 U. Miami L. Rev. 176 (2017)

Imprisonment and the Separation of Judicial Power: A Defence of a Categorical Immunity from Noncriminal Detention, 36 Melb. U. L. Rev. 41 (2012)

LL.M. Legal Research and Writing