A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Michigan in psychology and history, Professor David Levine also studied at University College, University of London on the London Exchange Fellowship, researching in the area of developmental psychology. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was an editor of the law review and a legal writing instructor.
Before joining the UC Hastings faculty in 1982, Professor Levine lived in New Orleans while serving as a law clerk to Judge Alvin B. Rubin of the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and was also an associate in the litigation department of Morrison and Foerster in San Francisco. He served as Associate Academic Dean from 1989-1991 and is the advisor for the Civil Litigation Concentration.
He is coauthor or coeditor of seven books, including Remedies: Public and Private and California Civil Procedure, as well as the author of articles on civil procedure, torts and institutional reform litigation. He has served as the Reporter for the District of Nevada's Committee on the Implementation of the Civil Justice Reform Act and as a research analyst for the Northern District of California's Early Neutral Evaluation Program.
Professor Levine has spent a semester as a visiting professor at Leiden University in the Netherlands and another at St. John's University in New York City. He has also taught four times in summer programs in Italy.
Courses Taught: Civil Procedure I and II, Civil Litigation Seminar, Remedies, California Civil Procedure
Expertise: Civil Procedure (Federal and California), Remedies, and Institutional Reform Litigation
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