Laurie L. Levenson is a Visiting Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law and Professor of Law, William M. Rains Fellow and 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 and Advanced Trial Advocacy.
Professor Levenson’s recent scholarship includes: Federal Criminal Rules Handbook (2012 ed. Thomson West); Roadmap on Criminal Law (4th Edition); Criminal Procedure (Aspen Publishers 2008); Glannon Guide to Criminal Law (3d ed. 2012); “Courtroom Demeanor: The Theater of the Courtroom,” 92 Minn. L. Rev. 573 (2008); and “Live and Learn: Depoliticizing the Interim Appointments of U.S. Attorneys,” 31 Seattle L. Rev. 297 (2008).
Professor Levenson received her A.B. from Stanford University and her J.D. from UCLA School of Law, where she 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, Professor Levenson 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. Professor Levenson was a member of the adjunct faculty of Southwestern University Law School from 1982-1989.
Levenson has served as an attorney representative to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the United States District Court for the Central District of California, a board member of the UCLA Hillel Council and special master for Los Angeles County Superior Court and United States District Court.