CONTACT MEJessie Gabel
Assistant Professor of Law Georgia State University College of Law Urban Life Building, Rm. 425 Atlanta, Georgia 30303 email@example.com 404.413.9196 I am an Assistant Professor of Law at Georgia State University’s College of Law. I teach courses on bankruptcy, scientific and forensic evidence, and co-directs the Externship program. I graduated magna cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law and summa cum laude from the University of Central Florida. While in law school, I co-founded and served as the executive director for the Wrongful Convictions Project, which assists defendants with claims of actual innocence. The Project continues its work in Florida.
I give national and regional presentations on various issues in business law, bankruptcy, trial strategy, criminal law, and forensic science. I write on a wide-range of topics, among them: the validity of forensic evidence, DNA accuracy, trial and jury tactics, international human rights, bioethics, bankruptcy reform, and international bankruptcy. I am also co-author of the “Bankruptcy Appeals Manual” (with Sam Maizel), published by the American Bankruptcy Institute. I serve as the vice-chair of membership for the ABA Business Bankruptcy Committee, and in 2009, the Committee presented me with the Kathryn R. Heidt Memorial Award for continuing her legacy of scholarship, leadership, and service in the American Bar Association.
Prior to joining Georgia State University College of Law, I clerked for the Honorable Peter T. Fay, Circuit Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. While clerking, I also taught legal research and writing at the University of Miami and coordinated the Bankruptcy Assistance Clinic. I then practiced law with Covington & Burling LLP in San Francisco, California, with a primary focus on bankruptcy and criminal defense.
I consult on various criminal and bankruptcy matters, and have engaged in numerous pro bono criminal defense representations at the request of public defender offices. I also represent indigent defendants in the southern United States. In addition to my practice in San Francisco, I taught evidence, forensic evidence, and bankruptcy as an adjunct professor at University of California Hastings School of the Law.