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Gordon Estes L’23

Gordon Estes L’23

Born and raised in New Jersey, Gordon is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, from which he holds a B.A. in Creative and Professional Writing and a minor in Computer Science. He is an aspiring public interest attorney with a commitment to civil rights and economic justice.

At Penn, he serves as a board member with the Penn Housing Rights Project, as Communications Director for the American Constitution Society, as an Associate Editor with the Journal of Constitutional Law, and as a member of the Walk-In Legal Assistance Project and Penn Law Lambda.

He previously worked as a Legislative Aide and Communications Director to New Jersey State Senator Vin Gopal and Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey, where he supported and promoted efforts to develop progressive legislation promoting affordability, equal rights, and equitable access to services.

During his 1L summer, Gordon fought to secure reliable and affordable utility services for low-income Philadelphians as a legal intern with Community Legal Services.