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Amy B. Levin

Associate Professor of Legal Research and Writing
Co-Director
Byrne Judicial Clerkship Institute
School of Law

Biography

Professor Levin is a graduate of the UCLA School of Law, Program in Public Interest Law and Policy, and the Department of Social Welfare, where she was an editor on the UCLA Law Review and earned membership in Order of the Coif. Professor Levin clerked for the Honorable Richard A. Paez of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit during 2002-2003. Before teaching at Pepperdine, Professor Levin was an associate at Arnold & Porter LLP, specializing in civil commercial and trademark litigation.

Professor Levin teaches Legal Research and Writing and Appellate Advocacy.

Education

J.D., M.S.W., University of California, Los Angeles, 2001

B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1994, with highest honors

  • Laurence J. Hutt & Amy B. Levin, Frozen in Time: Evaluating Class Action Settlements in the Face of Changes in the Law, 12 CLASS 460 (May 2011)
  • Amy Levin & Linda Mills, Fighting for Child Custody When Domestic Violence Is at Issue: Survey of State Laws, 48 SOCIAL WORK 463 (Oct. 2003)
  • Amy B. Levin, Comment, Child Witnesses of Domestic Violence: How Should Judges Apply the Best Interests of the Child Standard in Custody and Visitation Cases Involving Domestic Violence, 47 UCLA L. REV. 813 (2000)
  • "Clearing the Bar: Teaching the Bar Exam Performance Test in 1L Spring." (Legal Writing Institute's One-Day Workshop, University of Houston Law Center, December 8, 2017, presented with Hilary Reed)
  • "Helping Students Find Mentors and Jobs in the Community by Building Relationships with Alums." (Legal Writing Institute's One-Day Workshop, California Western School of Law, December 2016, presented with Hilary Reed)
  • "Teaching Professionalism: How to Turn Your Everyday Classroom into a Professionalism Training Ground." (Legal Writing Institute's One Day Workshop, USC School of Law, December 2015, presented with Selina Brandt and Mireille Butler)
  • "Client Alerts: Teaching Students to Market Their Future Legal Practices Through Client Advisories and Legal Blogs." (Western Regional Legal Writing Conference, Loyola Law School Los Angeles, August 2015)
  • "Innovation and Leadership: How Are Legal Research and Writing Professors Teaching Students the Three Apprenticeships of Knowledge, Values, and Skills?" (Legal Writing Institute's One Day Workshop, William S. Boyd School of Law/UNLV, December 2014, with Hilary Reed)
  • "Killing Two Birds with One Stone: Teaching Students Pure Research Skills and the Practical Skill of Presenting Research Findings." (Legal Writing Institute's One Day Workshop, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, December 2013, with Mireille Butler)
  • "Real-World Research: Engaging Students with a Problem-Based, Client-Focused, Multi-Media Research Program." (Western Regional Legal Writing Conference, Whittier Law School, August 2013, with Mireille Butler and Hilary Reed)

Topics

  • Appellate Advocacy
  • Legal Research and Writing