Gabe Newland

Adjunct Law Faculty


Gabe is a civil rights lawyer, public defender, and appellate litigator. His legal victories include Marteeny v. Brown, in which the Oregon Court of Appeals reversed a trial court order that unlawfully cancelled parole hearings for 73 people, and People v. Guevara, in which New York’s highest court reversed a client’s homicide conviction. He was also part of the team that litigated a successful Equal Protection challenge to Louisiana’s non-unanimous jury scheme in State v. Maxie.

When he’s not teaching, Gabe is an appellate public defender at the Oregon Public Defense Commission, where he represents people before the Oregon Court of Appeals and the Oregon Supreme Court. Previously, Gabe was a consulting attorney for Civil Rights Corps, a nonprofit organization that challenges racial and economic injustice in the U.S. legal system. He also worked for the Louisiana Capital Assistance Center, where he represented people facing the death penalty, and New York’s Office of the Appellate Defender, where he represented people with homicide and other felony convictions on direct appeal and in post-conviction litigation.

Gabe grew up in Michigan and graduated from the state’s public schools, receiving his AB with high distinction from the University of Michigan and his JD with honors from the University of Michigan Law School. During law school, Gabe co-founded the Student Rights Project and completed internships with the Bronx Defenders and the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. After law school, he clerked for the Hon. Catharine F. Easterly on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.

Specialty Areas and Course Descriptions

Appellate Advocacy - Summer 2024