Gordon is originally from Cheyenne, Wyoming. He attended the University of Wyoming in Laramie, where he graduated in 2014 with a degree in political science and criminal justice with a pre-law concentration. He came to law school immediately following his undergraduate studies, and hopes to ultimately practice appellate constitutional law.
This summer, Gordon will be working for the Vilnius Institute for Advanced Studies in Vilnius, Lithuania (VIL IAS). VIL IAS is an independent group of researchers from a variety of disciplines with the goal of furthering the humanities and the social sciences. With the Institute, Gordon will be working on several different projects, such as the development of anti-corruption strategies, formulation of discretionary sentencing guidelines, pro bono protection of whistle-blowers, and other projects dedicated to the reduction of crime in Lithuania.