An expert in the field of legal writing and research, Professor Jan M. Levine has
more than two decades of experience leading legal writing and research programs. In 2007,
Prof. Levine joined the faculty at Duquesne after eleven years on the faculty at the
Temple University School of Law; both law schools' writing programs have been
recognized by U.S. News and World Report as being among the best in the nation. Professor
Levine previously directed the writing programs at the University of Arkansas School of
Law and the University of Virginia School of Law, and taught as an adjunct writing
professor at his alma mater, the Boston University School of Law. 

Before going into teaching, Levine served the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as Assistant
General Counsel and Assistant Regional Counsel for the Department of Social Services, and
as Deputy General Counsel for the Office of Children. He began his career as a lawyer as
a staff attorney at the Boston University Center for Law & Health Sciences, and at
the Boston University Health Policy Institute. 

A graduate of the State University of New York at Albany, and a member of Phi Beta Kappa,
Prof. Levine is a nationally recognized scholar who has published many articles on legal
research and writing; his most recent work was his contribution to several chapters of
the second edition of the ABA Sourcebook on Legal Writing. He is also a frequent
presenter at national conferences on legal research and writing. 

Professor Levine was the founding president of the Association of Legal Writing Directors
(ALWD); served as elected member of the ALWD's board of directors; was a member of
the board of directors of the Legal Writing Institute and the board of directors of
SCRIBES, the American Society of Writers on Legal Subjects; and served as chair and
member of the ABA Communications Skills Committee. 

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Designing Spaces: Planning the Physical Space for a Legal Writing Program, Duquesne University School of Law Research Paper (2014)

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The Fruits of Hope: Student Evaluations, Duquesne University Law Review (2010)
 

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Gender and Legal Writing: Law School's Dirty Little Secrets, Berkeley Women's Law Journal (2001)
 

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Women, Writing, & Wages: Breaking the Last Taboo, William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law (2001)