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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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Getting To No On Roe: It's Already Started

9/11/18  //  Uncategorized

A recent Eighth Circuit case shows how courts and the newly reconstituted Supreme Court will perform legal gymnastics in order to limit Roe and Casey.

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law

The (Ir)relevance of parental consent requirements to Garza

9/5/18  //  Quick Reactions

Judge Kavanaugh suggested he was faithfully applying parental consent cases in Garza v. Hargan. He's wrong.

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law

A Conservative’s Conservative Before He Was Nominated and An Open-Minded Jurist After

7/31/18  //  Commentary

Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s supporters claimed that his nomination would mean a sharp right turn for the Court; but since his nominated, they have promised he will review cases as they come.

Helen Marie Berg

Michigan Law

Abigail DeHart

Michigan Law School

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law

An Emolumental Take On the President Versus The Presidency

7/26/18  //  Quick Reactions

The recent opinion allowing the plaintiffs' emoluments claims to go forward comports with recent suggestions about separating this President from the office of the Presidency.

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law

Stare Decisis, The Supreme Court, And Roe

7/9/18  //  Commentary

Some further evidence that a mere belief in stare decisis and judicial precedent does not mean a judge will not overrule cases, as Susan Collins has (falsely) suggested.

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law

Getting To No On Roe

7/5/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

The question is not whether the reconstituted Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade. The only question is how the Supreme Court will do so.

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law