Jessica GabelAssociate Professor of Law
Professor Gabel teaches courses on Forensic Evidence and Forensic Medicine. She also teaches bankruptcy and contracts. Her primary research focuses on fraud and ethics at the intersection of law and science. Professor Gabel has been interviewed by PBS Nova, National Public Radio, TruTV, RT America, and other news outlets. She has lectured throughout the U.S, in Poland, China, Taiwan and Australia.
Professor Gabel received her JD magna cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law and her bachelor of science, summa cum laude, from the University of Central Florida. While in law school, Professor Gabel co-founded and served as the executive director for the Wrongful Convictions Project, which assisted defendants with claims of actual innocence. The Project continues its work and is now a fully-funded Innocence Clinic.
Prior to joining Georgia State University College of Law, she clerked for the Honorable Peter T. Fay, Circuit Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. She then practiced law with Covington & Burling LLP in San Francisco, California, focusing on white collar crime, bankruptcy, and pro bono death penalty work. While at Covington, Professor Gabel also taught classes at the University of California Hastings School of the Law.
Professor 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.
Professor Gabel is also 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.
Professor 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.Jessica Gabel
E-mail: jdgabel@@E R A S Egsu.edu
425 Urban Life
Phone: (404) 413-9196
White Collar Crime
Civil Trial and Procedure
Criminal Law and Procedure
Law and Medicine
Science and Law
Courses Taught: Bankruptcy, Forensic Evidence, Externships