Fanna Gamal is a Binder Clinical Teaching Fellow at UCLA School of Law for 2019-2021. Her writing and teaching focuses on criminal law, educational stratification, and clinical education. She was previously an attorney and clinical supervisor at the East Bay Community Law Center, the community-based clinic of UC Berkeley Law School. She was also Lecturer in Law at UC Berkeley School of Law where she taught students substantive law and legal skills in the clinical program. In 2018, Gamal was awarded a fellowship with New America California to protect the educational rights of homeless students.
Gamal received her B.A. with honors from Tufts University where she was a Balfour Scholar and Tisch Scholar, and her J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law where she was Associate Editor of the California Law Review. During law school she was a law clerk for the Honorable Yvonne Gonzalez-Rogers of the United States District Court. She also held research positions at the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society. In 2016 she was awarded an Equal Justice Works Fellowship to support her work advocating for youth at the intersection of the juvenile justice and public education systems.
Gamal’s writing on juvenile justice, policing, and youth-centered advocacy has been published in the Columbia Journal of Gender & Law, and California Law Review among others.