Laurie L. Levenson is a Professor of Law 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 Evidence, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, White Collar Crime, Ethical Lawyering, Terrorism and the Law and Advanced Trial Advocacy. Professor Levenson is also the Founding Director of Loyola's Project for the Innocent.
Professor Levenson’s recent scholarship includes: Federal Criminal Rules Handbook (2018 ed. Thomson West); Roadmap on Criminal Law (4th edition); Criminal Procedure (Aspen Publishers 2018); Glannon Guide to Criminal Law (4th ed. 2014); "Searching for Injustice: The Challenge of Postconviction Discovery, Investigation, and Litigation," 87 So. Cal. L. Rev. (2014); “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. She is also a frequent lecturer for the Federal Judicial Center.