Raquel J. Gabriel serves as Assistant Director for Reference and Research Services for the Law Library and is a Professor in the Law Library. She received a B.A. in Criminal Justice from American University, a J.D. from Howard University School of Law, and a Master of Library Service (M.L.S) from Rutgers University. She has worked in a variety of diverse library settings, including academic (legal and non legal), private, and public libraries in the Washington, D.C. and New York City metropolitan areas.
Professor Gabriel is a member of the Law Library Association of Greater New York (LLAGNY) and of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL). In 2007, she was appointed to AALL's Diversity Committee and served as Chair of the committee for 2008-2009. For the 2009 AALL Annual Conference, she helped organize the Diversity Symposium, "Rethinking Diversity: Defining Ourselves for the 21st Century," and continues to serve on AALL Committees. Since 2010, she has written a column on diversity and the profession for AALL's Law Library Journal which includes articles on law, legal materials and librarianship. Her current research interests include multicultural / multilingual learning in the legal education setting, especially as it pertains to Legal Research.
Why I Teach at CUNY Law?
"Teaching at CUNY Law gives me the chance to watch amazing individuals transform into lawyers dedicated to social justice and energizes my commitment to help them in any way I can."