Taus Lecture Lunch & Learn, Wednesday December 5, 2018 at Noon

LAURIE L. LEVENSON

Professor of Law, David W. Burcham Chair in Ethical Advocacy

“Jews and The Rule of Law: Why we need to Care About What is Happening in our Courts and our Government”

https://www.lls.edu/faculty/facultylistl-r/levensonlaurie/

While in law school, Laurie Levenson was chief articles editor of the UCLA Law Review. After graduation, she served as law clerk to the Honorable James Hunter III of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. In 1981, she was appointed assistant United States Attorney, Criminal Section, in Los Angeles, where she was a trial and appellate lawyer for eight years and attained the position of senior trial attorney and assistant division chief. Levenson was a member of the adjunct faculty of Southwestern University Law School from 1982-89. She joined the Loyola faculty in 1989 and served as Loyola’s associate dean for academic affairs from 1996-99. She has been a visiting professor at UCLA School of Law and a D&L Straus distinguished visiting professor at Pepperdine University School of Law. Professor Levenson currently leads the following programs at Loyola Law School: Capital Habeas Litigation Clinic, the Fidler Institute annual symposium, and the Project for the Innocent.

Laurie Levenson is a professor of law and the David W. Burcham chair in ethical advocacy at Loyola Law School. She joined the Loyola faculty in 1989 and served as Loyola’s associate dean for academic affairs from 1996-1999. She has taught Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, White Collar Crime, Ethical Lawyering, Evidence, Terrorism and the Law and Advanced Trial Advocacy. Professor Levenson’s recent scholarship includes: Federal Criminal Rules Handbook (2012 ed. Thomson West); Roadmap on Criminal Law (3rd ed.); Criminal Procedure (Aspen Publishers 2008); Glannon Guide on Criminal Law (3rd ed. 2011); “Courtroom Demeanor: The Theater of the Courtroom,” 92 Minnesota Law Review 573 (2008); and “Live and Learn: Depoliticizing the Interim Appointments of U.S. Attorneys,” 31 Seattle Law Review 297 (2008). Professor Levenson received her A.B. from Stanford University and her J.D. from UCLA School of Law, where she was chief article editor of the UCLA Law Review. After graduation, she served as law clerk to the Honorable James Hunter, III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. In 1981, Professor Levenson was appointed assistant U.S. attorney, criminal section, in Los Angeles, where she was a trial and appellate lawyer for eight years and attained the position of senior trial attorney and assistant division chief. Professor Levenson was a member of the adjunct faculty of Southwestern University Law School from 1982-1989. She has served as an attorney representative to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, a board member of the UCLA Hillel Council and special master, Los Angeles County Superior Court and U.S. District Court.

Our Taus Lecture Series is perhaps one of a kind in Southern California. The brainchild of Esther Taus, Ph.D., z’l, the Series brings noted scholars and academics to Temple Beth El for an afternoon or evening of thought-provoking learning and dialogue.

Each session offers a thorough exploration of a subject of Jewish interest presented by a distinguished Rabbi, educator, speaker, or faculty member from a Southern California college or university.