Jennifer S. Freel

Jennifer S. Freel

  • Adjunct Professor -- Legal Writing Program

Faculty Profile: Jennifer S. Freel

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Biography

Jennifer Freel is an adjunct professor teaching Advanced Legal Writing. Freel is a graduate of the George Washington University Law School, where she served as editor-in-chief of the George Washington Law Review. Prior to attending law school, Freel worked as a broadcast news reporter at the NBC affiliate in Columbia, Missouri and the ABC affiliate in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Freel is now an Assistant United States Attorney in the Austin Division of the Western District of Texas. She has extensive trial experience, securing guilty convictions involving narcotics conspiracies, gun smuggling, and white collar crime. She now focuses her practice on appellate matters, defending convictions from across the district. Freel has argued more than twenty times before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Before becoming a prosecutor, Freel clerked for Judge Fortunato Benavides, who serves on the Fifth Circuit. She also worked in the Litigation Section of Vinson & Elkins, LLP. Freel is board certified in Criminal Appellate Law. She is an elected Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and a barrister in the Robert W. Calvert American Inn of Court. She also serves on the executive board of the Austin Chapter of the Federal Bar Association.