Prof. Justin Levitt
Levitt is a national expert in election law, with particular focus on election administration and redistricting. He has published in the Harvard Law Review, the Yale Law and Policy Review, the Georgetown Law Journal, and the peer-reviewed Election Law Journal, among others. Levitt has testified before committees of the U.S. Senate and several state legislative bodies, and his research has been cited extensively in the media and the courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. He also maintains the website All About Redistricting, tracking the process of state and federal redistricting around the country, including litigation.
Levitt has served in various capacities for several presidential campaigns, including most recently as the National Voter Protection Counsel in 2008, helping to run an effort ensuring that tens of millions of citizens could vote and have those votes counted. Before joining the faculty of Loyola Law School, he was counsel at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, for five years. He has also worked as in-house counsel to the country's largest independent voter registration and engagement operation, and at several nonprofit civil rights and civil liberties organizations.
Levitt served as a law clerk to the Honorable Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He holds a law degree and a masters degree in public administration from Harvard University, and was an articles editor for the Harvard Law Review.