Justin Levitt

Loyola Law School

Professor Justin Levitt, Associate Dean for Research at Loyola Law School, is a nationally recognized expert on the law of democracy; he recently served as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General at DOJ, helping to lead the voting and employment work of the Civil Rights Division.  He is the author or co-author of more than 30 monographs, book chapters, and academic articles, including pieces in the Harvard Law Review, Yale Law and Policy Review, Columbia Law Review, Georgetown Law Review, William & Mary Law Review, and the flagship online journals at Yale and NYU.  He also maintains the All About Redistricting website, and he has been invited to testify before committees of the U.S. Senate and House, the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, multiple state legislative bodies, and federal and state courts.  Before entering academia, Levitt worked at several nonprofits (including the Brennan Center at NYU) and served several presidential campaigns, including as the National Voter Protection Counsel in 2008, helping to ensure that tens of millions of eligible citizens could vote and have those votes counted.  He has advised, represented, and sued officials of both major political parties and neither, and those whose partisan preference he does not know.  Levitt served as a law clerk to the Honorable Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.  He graduated magna cum laude with degrees in law and public administration from Harvard University, and earned a bachelor’s degree magna cum laude from Harvard College.