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Jonathan Abel

Associate Professor of Law

Motivated by structural injustices caused by informational asymmetries between defense and prosecution.

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Courses you teach

Criminal Law; Criminal Procedure.

Classroom tactics for engaging your students

Connect the doctrine to issues in the news and introduce students to the human “backstory” that gets left out of court opinions. Use surprise guests and lots of humor during lectures.

Greatest source of satisfaction related to your students

Hearing from former students and mentees about their career successes.

Best advice to students coping with the stresses of law school

Don’t hesitate to ask for help, even if you can’t quite put into words what’s worrying you. Remember that professors, administrators, and staff all want you to succeed. Don’t forget to talk to your fellow students—they’re a great resource, now and in the decades to come.

Scholarly focal areas

Structural injustices caused by informational asymmetries between defense and prosecution.

Issues that spark your passion

Wrongful convictions; racism in the justice system.

About

UC Hastings Law serves society as a center of higher learning committed to exceptional teaching, influential scholarship, and exemplary public service.

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San Francisco, CA 94102

(415) 565-4600