Jessica Gabel
Professor Jessica Gabel
Assistant Professor of Law at Georgia State University's College of Law Jess teaches courses on Bankruptcy, Contracts, and Scientific and Forensic Evidence. She focuses on fraud and ethics in a wide variety of fields: law, science, business, politics, pop culture and other current topics. She received her JD magna cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law and her BA summa cum laude from the University of Central Florida. Prior to joining Georgia State University College of Law, Jess 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 bankruptcy and criminal defense. She also taught classes at the University of California Hastings School of the Law. Jess has given international and national presentations on various issues in business law, bankruptcy, trial strategy, criminal law, and forensic science. She has written 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 bankruptcy ethics. Jess is also co-author of the "Bankruptcy Appeals Manual," published by the American Bankruptcy Institute. In addition, she serves as the vice-chair of membership for the ABA Business Bankruptcy Committee, and in 2009 she received the committee’s Kathryn R. Heidt Memorial Award for her service, scholarship and practice. Recently, Jess traveled with eight students to China to present research on forensic evidence as used in United States criminal courts.
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