Faculty Profile: Helen Anne Gaebler
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Ms. Gaebler is the Senior Research Attorney at the William Wayne Justice Center for Public Interest Law. Her current work focuses primarily on criminal legal system reform, with particular interests in parole and reentry. In addition to teaching a project-based Topics in Reentry course, she directs the law school’s Pro Bono Parole Project, which recruits law students to represent parole eligible women incarcerated in central Texas. Ms. Gaebler is active in the Texas reentry community, including as a member of the Austin/Travis County Reentry Roundtable Planning Council and the Texas Supreme Court Children's Commission Parent Resource Work Group, and provides research support to reentry-focused organizations across Texas.
Prior to joining the Justice Center, Ms. Gaebler was the Assistant Director for the Frances McClelland Institute for Children, Youth, and Families, at the University of Arizona, where she also taught family law. Ms. Gaebler has also served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Office of the Arizona Attorney General, as a trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice, and as a litigator at WilmerHale in Washington, D.C. Ms. Gaebler clerked for the Honorable Nathan Heffernan, Chief Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.