Fanna Gamal

Assistant Professor of Law

  • B.A. Tufts University, 2010
  • J.D. UC Berkeley School of Law, 2016

Fanna Gamal’s work examines how the law distributes resources needed for individual and collective wellbeing. Gamal writes in the areas of education law, criminal law, and public welfare law. In addition to teaching in the law school’s Critical Race Studies program, Gamal directs the Community Lawyering in Education Clinic. Before coming to UCLA, she was an attorney and clinical supervisor at the East Bay Community Law Center in Berkeley, California, the recipient of an Equal Justice Works fellowship, and a California Fellow at New America.

Gamal received her J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law where she was an editor of the California Law Review. Gamal’s writing has been published or is forthcoming in the UCLA Law Review, Columbia Journal of Gender & Law, and California Law Review among others.


  • Articles & Chapters
    • The Miseducation of Carceral Reform, 69 UCLA Law Review 928 (2022). Full Text
    • The Private Life of Education, forthcoming_Stan. L. Rev._2023.
    • Good Girls: Gender Specific Interventions in Juvenile Court, 35 Colum. J. Gender & L 228 (2018). Full Text