Retired Faculty
2009 - Present

Jeffrey Mark Gaba 
Dedman School of Law  2021

Professor Jeffrey M. Gaba earned his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1972; his J.D. in 1976 from the Columbia University School of Law; and his M.P.H. from the Harvard University School of Public Health in 1989. After law school, he clerked for Chief Justice Edward Pringle of the Colorado Supreme Court, later serving as an attorney for the Environmental Defense Fund in Denver. From 1977-1980, he worked as an attorney/adviser in the office of general counsel for the Environmental Protection Agency, and in 1981 he served as acting assistant general counsel at the EPA before joining the SMU Dedman School of Law as an assistant professor of law. In 1986, he was promoted to associate professor of law and then to professor of law in 1992. He was awarded the MD Anderson Foundation Endowed Professorship in Health Law in 2013. From 2017-2019, he served as senior associate dean for Academic Affairs. He has served as counsel for Foley Gardere LLC in Dallas since 1989. Professor Gaba has taught administrative law, environmental law and property law. He is the author of six books and treatises and numerous articles on various environmental law topics which have been published in major law reviews. He retires as professor emeritus of law.