Professor Samuel J. Levine
joined the Law Center faculty in 2010 as Professor of Law and Director of the Jewish Law Institute. He previously served as Professor of Law at Pepperdine University School of Law. He has published more than forty law review articles in the areas of Jewish law, legal ethics, criminal law, law and religion, and constitutional law.
Professor Levine’s articles have appeared in numerous law reviews, including Fordham Law Review, Houston Law Review, Indiana Law Review, Maryland Law Review, Northwestern University Law Review Colloquy, Notre Dame Law Review, San Diego Law Review, Tulane Law Review, and Utah Law Review, as well as peer-reviewed journals, such as the Air Force Law Review, American Journal of Legal History, Constitutional Commentary, Dublin University Law Journal (Trinity College Dublin), and the Journal of Law and Religion. His scholarship has also appeared in textbooks and anthologies, has been included in course adoptions in the United States and Israel, has been cited by courts in the United States and New Zealand, and has been cited by scholars in the United States, Israel, Canada, and Australia.
Professor Levine has delivered a number of public and endowed lectures, including: the inaugural Yale L. Rosenberg Memorial Lecture at the University of Houston Law Center; the inaugural lecture in Trinity College Law Review’s Distinguished Speaker Series at Trinity College Dublin; the second annual Holocaust Remembrance Lecture at Washington University School of Law; the David S. Stone Foundation Jewish Law Lecture in Toledo, Ohio; a public lecture as part of the University of Tulsa’s Jewish Law Lecture Series; a plenary address at the inaugural Conference on Religious Legal Theory at Seton Hall School of Law; and public lectures the University of Toledo Law School and Wayne State Law School.
Professor Levine has spoken at numerous other law schools, including Baylor, Boston College, Brigham Young University, Cardozo, Catholic University, Columbia, Fordham, George Mason, Harvard, Northwestern, Notre Dame, University of Colorado, University of San Diego, University of Southern California, and Yale. In addition, he has made presentations at a number of other universities, including Loyola University Maryland, NYU, Pepperdine, the University of Illinois, and Yeshiva University, and at conferences in Paris and Israel.
Professor Levine has presented scholarly papers at conferences in connection with various institutions and organizations, including the American Society for Legal History, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the Association of American Law Schools, the Center for Ethics at Yeshiva University, Chabad, Gratz College, the Jewish Federation, the Jewish Law Association, Makor/Steinhardt Center of the 92nd Street Y, the Orthodox Union, Osher Lifetime Learning Institute, and Spertus Institute of Jewish Studies.
Professor Levine received a J.D. from Fordham Law School, graduating cum laude and Order of the Coif, and an LL.M. from Columbia Law School, graduating with Highest Honors as a James Kent Scholar. He then served as an appellate prosecutor in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, as a law clerk to United States District Court Judges Loretta A. Preska and David N. Edelstein in the Southern District of New York, and as an adjunct professor at Fordham Law School. He has also taught at St. John’s University School of Law.
He has served as chair of the AALS Section on Jewish Law and as co-chair of the AALS Section on Law and Religion, and on the Executive Committee on the AALS Sections on Criminal Justice and Professional Responsibility. Professor Levine is Chair of the annual Fred C. Zacharias Memorial Prize for Scholarship in Professional Responsibility and serves on the Executive Committee of the Association of Religiously Affiliated Law Schools.