S. Gordon Dunbar / Cochran Fellow

Gordon joined NSB as a Cochran Fellow in 2022 after interning with the firm as a law student. He comes to NSB from NYU School of Law, where he was a student-advocate in NYU’s Civil Rights Clinic. During law school, Gordon co-wrote a Just Security article arguing that ambiguities in the Department of Defense’s Law of War Manual improperly opened the door to an increased risk of civilian harm in military operations. Gordon also wrote an article—which remains a work-in-progress—arguing that Professor Derrick Bell’s now-famous interest-convergence thesis could be addended to reach the conclusion that the legal status of Black-Americans is intimately involved with the national security of the United States.

In his free time, Gordon writes on issues at the intersection of history, philosophy, and psychology.

  • New York University School of Law, J.D.
  • Northwestern University, B.S.
  • Ryan Goodman & Gordon Dunbar, Defense Dept Law of War Manual and Its Unintended Readings: On Civilians Assuming Risk of Harm, Just Security, May 13, 2022.
  • An Addendum to Interest-Convergence: National Security as Neutral Principle (work-in-progress)
  • A Reflection on Culture, Power, and the United States; The American Absurd; Unconscious History (works-in-progress)

Phone: (212) 965-9081

Fax: (212) 965-9084

Bar Admission Currently Pending in New York

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