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Leah Litman

Assistant Professor of Law

University of California, Irvine, School of Law

Prof. Leah Litman researches and writes on constitutional law with a particular focus on federalism and federal post-conviction review.  Her recent work has appeared or will appear in the Michigan Law Review, the Virginia Law Review, the Duke Law Journal, the Northwestern Law Review, and the Federal Sentencing Reporter as well as several online journals including the Columbia Law Review Sidebar.

After graduating from the University of Michigan Law School, she clerked for Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and Justice Anthony M. Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court.  Following her clerkships, she worked at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, where she specialized in appellate litigation. Prof. Litman was also a Climenko Fellow & Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School and received one of the inaugural HLS Student Government Teaching & Advising Awards.

Prof. Litman maintains an active pro bono practice.  Most recently, she was on an amicus brief in Beckles v. United States. She was also on the merits briefs in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt and an amicus brief in Welch v. United States. She also assisted arguing counsel in DeBoer v. Snyder and assisted with drafting the opening brief in Obergefell v. Hodges.

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The Easy Take And The Right Take On The Charlottesville Lawsuit

10/16/17  //  Commentary

There are two ways to look at one of the recent lawsuits against the organizers of the Charlottesville rally, the easy way and the right way.

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law

The Supreme Court, Animus, And Amicus

10/10/17  //  In-Depth Analysis

Some thoughts on a brief in a case the Court had scheduled to hear today.

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law

In A Major Immigration Case, The Government Says “We’re Going Big, So Go Home”

10/2/17  //  In-Depth Analysis

The government is arguing it can deprive noncitizens of their legal rights simply by making it too difficult and painful to vindicate those rights.

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law

What Is The Government’s Word Worth In Court? (Part II)

9/29/17  //  Commentary

How much does the Supreme Court consider what the government has said in previous cases?

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law

What Is The Government’s Word Worth In Court? (Part I)

9/28/17  //  Commentary

How much does the Supreme Court consider what the government has said in previous cases?

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law

State Action Doctrine Under An Autocrat

9/26/17  //  Commentary

President Trump’s autocratic, anti-speech tendencies are blurring one of the key boundaries in existing First Amendment law, which draws a line between government suppression of speech and private suppression of speech.

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law