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Leah Litman

Assistant Professor of Law

Michigan Law School

Professor Leah Litman teaches and writes on constitutional law, federal post-conviction review, and federal sentencing. Her current research focuses on structural arguments in constitutional law and federal post-conviction review. Her recent work has appeared or will appear in the California Law ReviewMichigan Law ReviewVirginia Law ReviewDuke Law Journal, andNorthwestern Law Review, among other journals. Her writing for popular audiences has appeared in The New York TimesThe Washington PostLos Angeles Times, and Slate; she also is a regular contributor to the Take Care blog. In addition, she is one of the co-hosts and creators of Strict Scrutiny, a podcast about the U.S. Supreme Court.

Professor Litman graduated summa cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was editor-in-chief of the Michigan Law Review and the winner of the Henry M. Bates Memorial Scholarship Award. After law school, she clerked for The Hon. Jeffrey S. Sutton of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and Justice Anthony M. Kennedy of the U.S. Supreme Court. Following her clerkships, she worked at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, where she specialized in appellate litigation. Professor Litman previously was a Climenko Fellow and Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School, where she received one of its inaugural Student Government Teaching and Advising Awards, and an assistant professor at the University of California, Irvine, School of Law, where she received the Professor of the Year Award in 2019. She also has been a visiting assistant professor in the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic at Stanford Law School.

Professor Litman maintains an active pro bono practice. She is part of the litigation team in Garcia v. United States, one of the challenges to the rescission of the DACA program, for which the team was recognized as California Lawyers of the Year. In the Supreme Court, she is currently on the merits briefs in Hernandez v. Mesa. Before that, she was on the merits briefs in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt.

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The Solicitor General’s Expedited Removal Petition

8/19/19  //  Commentary

Intervening legal developments counsel against granting the Solicitor General’s recent petition for certiorari on the expedited removal system.

Leah Litman

Michigan Law School

Kyle Skinner

Harvard Law School

The Long-Term Costs of Trump’s Racism

8/6/19  //  Commentary

Trump’s racism will have lasting consequences on our legal and political culture.

Kyle Skinner

Harvard Law School

Leah Litman

Michigan Law School

Announcing ... Strict Scrutiny

7/23/19  //  Quick Reactions

There's a new podcast in town, about the Supreme Court and the legal culture that surrounds it.

Leah Litman

Michigan Law School

The Costs Of The Census Debacle

7/15/19  //  Quick Reactions

Even though the administration ultimately caved and chose not to include a citizenship question on the census, its two-week flirtation with including a citizenship question on the 2020 census had significant costs.

Leah Litman

Michigan Law School

United States v. Davis: And Now Comes The Good Part

6/24/19  //  Quick Reactions

The reach of the Supreme Court’s opinion in United States v. Davis will be dictated by a host of procedural rules.

Leah Litman

Michigan Law School

Legitimacy and the Supreme Court

6/19/19  //  Commentary

It is illegitimate to consider legitimacy. So say many conservatives who seem terrified that Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. might care about public perception of the U.S. Supreme Court. But they are wrong.

Stephen Vladeck

University of Texas

Leah Litman

Michigan Law School

Joshua Matz

Publisher