Professor Gordon earned his Bachelor of Arts degree (summa cum laude) and Juris Doctor at the University of California at Berkeley. In 2003, he joined the Criminal Division’s Office of Special Investigations, where he helped investigate and prosecute Nazi war criminals and modern human rights violators. In addition to contributing to the Holocaust Museum’s influential “Voices on Antisemitism” podcast series, he has had the honor of speaking to members of both the British and Canadian Parliaments and sharing the dais with former U.N. Ambassadors Richard Holbrooke and Andrew Young.
His scholarship on international criminal law has been published in leading international academic publications, such as the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, and the Virginia Journal of International Law. In 2010, Professor Gordon co-wrote the U.S. Supreme Court amicus brief of Holocaust and Darfur Genocide survivors in the historic human rights case Yousuf v. Samantar. He also represented the International League for Human Rights at the ICC Review Conference in Kampala, where the crime of aggression was defined and operationalized.
Professor Gordon is currently an Associate Professor of Law at the University of North Dakota and Director of the UND Center for Human Rights and Genocide Studies.