Prof. Justin Levitt

Associate Professor of Law, Loyola Law School Los Angeles

Levitt is a national expert in constitutional law and the law of democracy, 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, the William & Mary Law Review, and the peer-reviewed Election Law Journal, among others.  In the spring of 2013, he served as a visiting faculty member at the Yale Law School.

Levitt has been invited to testify before committees of the U.S. Senate, the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, several state legislative bodies, and both federal and state courts.  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 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.  He is admitted to the bar in California, New Jersey, New York, and the District of Columbia, and to the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit and Eleventh Circuit, and the U.S. District Courts in the Central District of California and Northern District of Florida.


Education

  • BA, magna cum laude, Harvard College
  • JD/MPA, magna cum laude, Harvard Law School / Harvard Kennedy School

Publications

Redistricting Litigation Update - Podcast
Civil Rights Practice Group Podcast
April 2, 2012