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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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#MeToo Paper Spotlight (Part I)

4/16/18  //  Commentary

This post, which highlights an academic paper related to #MeToo, is part of a series on #MeToo, sex discrimination, and possible solutions that amount to more than quick fixes.

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law

Remedial Convergence and Collapse

4/11/18  //  Commentary

The Supreme Court's recent summary reversal in Kisela v. Hughes demonstrates some serious issues with the Court's approach to remedies in cases of executive violations of constitutional rights.

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law

#MeToo Series: When Will #MeToo Become #WeToo?

4/9/18  //  Commentary

This post, which addresses collective responsibility for #MeToo, is part of a series on #MeToo, sex discrimination, and possible solutions that amount to more than quick fixes.

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law

#MeToo: More Advocacy On Mandatory Arbitration Clauses (Cornell edition)

4/8/18  //  Quick Reactions

Some recent updates on law students' organization against mandatory arbitration.

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law

#MeToo & Legal-Institutional Reform (Part III-Melanie Kohler)

4/5/18  //  Commentary

This post, which addresses retaliatory lawsuits against accusers, is part of a series on #MeToo, sex discrimination, and possible solutions that are more than quick fixes.

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law

#MeToo & Legal-Institutional Reform (Part II-Claire Foy)

4/3/18  //  Commentary

This post, which addresses enforcement mechanisms, is part of a series on #MeToo, sex discrimination, and possible solutions that are more than quick fixes.

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law