Sara Gordon

Sara Gordon

Associate Professor of Law

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Areas of expertise:

Criminal Law, Evidence, Mental Health Law


Professor Gordon joined the Boyd School of Law in 2006. Her current research focuses on mental health law and addiction. She teaches Criminal Law, Evidence, Mental Health Law, and Legal Writing courses.  Her writing has been published in Cardozo Law Review, Hastings Law Journal, and Illinois Law Review, among others.

Professor Gordon earned her B.A. in Psychology from Pitzer College and her J.D. from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, where she served as Managing Editor of the Arizona Law Review. Prior to joining the faculty at the Boyd School of Law, Professor Gordon practiced commercial and employment litigation with the firm of Hale Lane, now Holland & Hart, in Las Vegas. Professor Gordon recently received a grant from the State of Alaska to conduct a comprehensive overview of statutes relating to mental health and mental competency and to recommend changes to existing Alaska statutes. 

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