An expert in the field of legal writing and research, Professor Jan M. Levine is in his twenty-fifth year of teaching legal writing and 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.