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Jessica Gabel

Associate Professor of Law    
Education
J.D., magna cum laude, University of Miami School of Law
B.S., summa cum laude, University of Central Florida.
Specializations
Bankruptcy
Death Penalty
Forensic/Scientific Evidence
White Collar Crime
Trial Practice
Bioethics
Civil Rights
Civil Trial and Procedure
Contracts
Criminal Law and Procedure
Law and Medicine
Science and Law
Trial Procedure
Biography

Jessica Gabel, associate professor of law, teaches courses on forensic evidence, forensic medicine, bankruptcy and contracts.  Her primary research focuses on fraud and ethics at the intersection of law and science. Gabel has been interviewed by PBS NovaNational Public Radio, TruTV, RT America, and other news outlets. She has lectured throughout the United States, Poland, China, Taiwan and Australia.

Gabel received her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law and her B.S., summa cum laude, from the University of Central Florida. While in law school, she co-founded and served as the executive director for the Wrongful Convictions Project, which assisted defendants with claims of actual innocence. The project continues and is a fully-funded Innocence Clinic.

Prior to joining Georgia State Law, she clerked for Judge Peter T. Fay of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit. She then practiced law with Covington & Burling LLP in San Francisco, focusing on white collar crime, bankruptcy, and pro bono death penalty work. While at Covington, Gabel taught classes at the University of California Hastings School of the Law.

Gabel presents on forensic evidence, criminal law, business law, bankruptcy and trial strategy. She also has written on a wide-range of topics, including the validity of forensic evidence genetic testing, forensic DNA identification, trial and jury tactics, bankruptcy fraud, lender liability, legal ethics and bioethics.

Gabel is a frequent contributor of opinion pieces for various publications. In addition to being the author of a treatise titled The Law of Lender Liability, she is co-author of the Bankruptcy Appeals Manual, published by the American Bankruptcy Institute. In 2009, she received the American Bar Association’s Kathryn R. Heidt Memorial Award for her service, scholarship and practice, and in 2010 received a publication award from the American Bankruptcy Institute.

Gabel consults on various criminal and bankruptcy matters and has engaged in numerous pro bono criminal defense representations. Recently, she successfully appealed a wrongful conviction and death sentence in Mississippi, resulting in her client’s freedom.

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