Gideon holds a JD from the University of Windsor.
Prior to attending law school, he graduated from York University with a Specialized Honours Bachelor of Arts in Human Rights and Equity Studies. His thesis examined the ethical dilemma behind the lack of compensation of NCAA athletes for their likeness. After graduating from York University, Gideon taught information technology at an elementary school in rural Ghana.
While in law school, Gideon was a passionately involved student on campus. In his second and third year, he was a teaching assistant for the first-year Constitutional Law class, a volunteer group leader for Community Legal Aid Windsor, where he supervised students as they provided legal services to low-income and vulnerable people, and a full-time caseworker for Legal Assistance of Windsor, where he represented individuals denied social assistance before the Social Benefits Tribunal. Gideon’s passion for advocacy also sparked his interest to participate in six moot competitions that resulted in several accolades. His efforts both on and off-campus were recognized when he was named the 2020 recipient of the Access to Justice Award.
After his first year of law school, Gideon worked as a summer law student at Community Legal Aid Windsor and as a research assistant to his Constitutional Law and Contract Law professors. One of his most notable projects as a research assistant was helping to produce a podcast called Just Planet: Laws, Life and Global Crisis.
Outside of law, Gideon enjoys DIY projects, swimming, long-distance cycling, weightlifting and reading non-fiction books.
Human Rights and Equity Studies