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Playing the Race Card: The Illusion of a Jury of Your Peers

The right to a jury trial serves as the foundation of the American criminal justice system. The Sixth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right to an impartial jury in criminal prosecutions. The Constitution does not define “impartiality,” but the U.S. Supreme Court has held that a jury must be drawn from a… more »

Changing the Culture of Domestic Violence by Eliminating the Victim-Blaming

“In the United States and in the world, we blame domestic violence on the woman. Women get this pervasive message at a young age. Guilt, shame and stigma are ingrained into the center of our being,” said Jessica Gabel, associate professor of law at Georgia State University, during the more »

First Place for Moot Court

After three days of competition, 64 teams and eight rounds, Georgia State University College of Law’s Bankruptcy Moot Court team took first place at the national Duberstein Bankruptcy Moot Court Competition in New York on March 3.

Team members Fareed Kaisani (J.D. /M.B.A. ’14), Clay Roberts (J.D. ’14) and Paul Shuman (J.D. ’14) competed against… more »

Gabel on PBS Nova

Associate Professor Jessica Gabel appeared on PBS science series NOVA on Oct. 17.

The episode featuring Gabel, titled “Forensics on Trial,” investigates recent criticisms of forensic science and methods long thought to be foolproof, such as drawing decisive evidence from fingerprints, ballistics and tire marks. Many common practices, Gabel says, are grounded more in assumptions… more »