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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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Two Cheers for the Non-Unitary Executive?

3/18/19  //  Quick Reactions

Current events provide an occasion for the Court to rethink its agreement with the unitary executive theory. In fact, it’s already done so.

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law

Gender Hypocrisy Watch

3/11/19  //  Commentary

The administration’s recent claims about gender violence and the humanitarian crisis at the border underscore the administration’s hypocrisy on issues related to gender.

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law

SCOTUS And The Wall

3/4/19  //  Commentary

One of the Supreme Court’s pending cases is potentially relevant to one of the challenges to the President’s emergency declaration.

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law

A Note Of Caution About Timbs v. Indiana

2/25/19  //  Quick Reactions

The concurring opinions in Timbs v. Indiana raise some concerns about how (some of) the Justices would address the Trump administration’s treatment of undocumented minor women.

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law

The Substance of the Supreme Court’s procedure

2/13/19  //  In-Depth Analysis

Last week’s Supreme Court stay orders say a lot about how the Court views the substance of the underlying constitutional claims in Dunn v. Ray and June Medical Services v. Gee.

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law

Justice Kavanaugh Said No On Roe

2/11/19  //  Quick Reactions

In June Medical Services, Justice Kavanaugh did exactly what reproductive justice advocates said he did on the court of appeals, and warned he would do once he got to the Supreme Court. Are you listening Susan Collins?

Leah Litman

U.C. Irvine School of Law