Raquel Gabriel is a Professor of Law and Director of the Law Library. She teaches Legal Research and Advanced Legal Research. In 2023, she served as Interim Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

An active member of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), from 2010 – 2013 she penned a series of columns in AALL’s LAW LIBRARY JOURNAL, geared towards exploring diversity issues in the law library profession. Professor Gabriel was included in CELEBRATING DIVERSITY: A LEGACY OF MINORITY LEADERSHIP IN THE AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF LAW LIBRARIES, 2ND ED. (2018), where she was recognized for her leadership role within the Association.

Professor Gabriel frequently presents on integrating diversity issues into teaching legal research, including the inaugural Teaching the Teachers Conference in 2019 for law librarians, and was invited back to present in 2020. She is a co-editor of the book INTEGRATING DOCTRINE AND DIVERSITY: INCLUSION AND EQUITY IN THE LAW SCHOOL CLASSROOM (2021), a collection of essays with practical advice, guidance, and reflections on ways to integrate diversity, equity and inclusion into the first-year law school curriculum. INTEGRATING DOCTRINE AND DIVERSITY: BEYOND THE FIRST YEAR, where she also contributed to the chapter on Legal Research. A second volume, INTEGRATING DOCTRINE AND DIVERSITY: BEYOND THE FIRST YEAR will be published in 2024 . She received her B.A. from American University, J.D. from Howard University School of Law, and M.L.S. from Rutgers University.

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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.”



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