A. Leo Levin

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Assistant Professor of Law

Biographical Information

A. Leo Levin earned his bachelor's degree from Yeshiva University in 1939 and his J.D. from University of Pennsylvania in 1942. He taught law at University of Iowa College of Law from 1947 to 1949. Thereafter he was a member of the faculty at University of Pennsylvania Law School, taking emeritus status in 1989. He was also director of the Federal Judicial Center from 1977 to 1987.



A. Leo Levin, Philip Shuchman, & Charles M. Yablon, Civil Procedure: Cases and Materials, 2d ed. (Foundation Press 2000)
Russell R. Wheeler & A. Leo Levin, eds., The American Judiciary: Critical Issues (Sage Publishing 1982)
Russell R. Wheeler & A. Leo Levin, Judicial Discipline and Removal in the United States (Federal Judicial Center 1979)
A. Leo Levin, Russell R. Wheeling & R. Pound, The Pound Conference: Perspectives on Justice in the Future (West 1979)
A. Leo Levin, Problems and Materials on Trial Advocacy (Foundation Press 1968)
James H. Chadbourn & A. Leo Levin, Procedure Portfolio: Pleadings, Process, and Appeal Papers in Facsimile (Foundation Press 1962)
A. Leo Levin & Edward A. Woolley, Dispatch and Delay; A Field Study of Judicial Administration in Pennsylvania (University of Pennsylvania 1961)
A. Leo Levin & M. Kramer, New Provisions in the Ketubah: A Legal Opinion (Yeshiva University 1955)
A. Leo Levin, Supplemental Materials on Equity (College of Law, State University of Iowa 1948)

Book Chapters

A. Leo Levin, "Foreword," in Settlement Strategies for Federal District Judges (Federal Judicial Center 1986)
A. Leo Levin, "Foreword," in Legislative History of Title I of the Speedy Trial Act of 1974 (Federal Judicial Center 1980)
A. Leo Levin, Evidence and the Behavioral Sciences (University of Pennsylvania 1956)


A. Leo Levin, Arlene Fickler, & Malia Brink, "From Competency to Rules of Limited Exclusion: Seeking Better Tools for the Search for Truth," 27 Litigation 23 (2000-2001)
A. Leo Levin & Michael E. Kunz, "Thinking About Judgeships," 44 Am. U. L. Rev. 1627 (1994-1995)
A. Leo Levin, "Beyond Techniques of Case Management: The Challenge of the Civil Justice Reform Act of 1990," 67 St. John's L. Rev. 877 (1993)
A. Leo Levin & Russell R. Wheeler, "Judge Rubin and Judicial Management of the Docket," 52 La. L. Rev. 1489 (1991-1992)
A. Leo Levin, "Tribute to Judge Donald P. Lay," 18 Wm. Mitchell L. Rev. 581 (1992)
A. Leo Levin, "Local Rules As Experiments: A Study in the Division of Power," 139 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1567 (1990-1991)
A. Leo Levin & George P. Smith II, "Dedication," 6 J. Contemp. Health L. & Pol'y vii (1990)
A. Leo Levin & Sylvan A. Sobel, "Achieving Balance in the Developing Law of Sanctions," 36 Cath. U. L. Rev. 587 (1986-1987)
A. Leo Levin & Deirdre Golash, "Next Time You Go to Court," 15 Brief 17 (1985-1986)
A. Leo Levin & Deirdre Golash, "Alternative Dispute Resolution in Federal District Courts," 37 U. Fla. L. Rev. 29 (1985)
A. Leo Levin & Denise D. Colliers, "Containing the Cost of Litigation," 37 Rutgers L. Rev. 219 (1984-1985)
A. Leo Levin, "Collins J. Seitz: Creative Judicial Administrator," 70 Va. L. Rev. 1551 (1984)
A. Leo Levin & Susan M. Leeson, "Issue Preclusion against the United States Government," 70 Iowa L. Rev. 113 (1984-1985)
A. Leo Levin, "Dean Thomas Buergenthal: A Tribute," 34 Am. U. L. Rev. [xix] (1984-1985)
A. Leo Levin, "Court-Annexed Arbitration," 16 U. Mich. J.L. Reform 537 (1982-1983)
R.R. Wheeler & A. Leo Levin, "Preface: Of Fundamental Questions and the Veil of Detail," 462 Annals 9 (1982)
J.C. Wallace, A. Leo Levin & R.R. Wheeler, "Judicial Reform and the Pound Conference of 1976," 80 Mich. L. Rev. 592 (1982)
A. Leo Levin, "Adding Appellate Capacity to the Federal System: A National Court of Appeals or an Inter-Circuit Tribunal," 39 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 1 (1982)
A. Leo Levin, "Research in Judicial Administration: The Federal Experience," 26 N. Y. L. Sch. L. Rev. 237 (1981)
A. Leo Levin, "Beyond Mere Competence," 1977 B.Y.U. L. Rev. 997 (1977)
A. Leo Levin & Arthur D. Hellman, "The Many Roles of the Supreme Court and the Constraints of Time and Caseload," 7 U. Tol. L. Rev. 399 (1975-1976)
A. Leo Levin & Arthur D. Hellman, "The Many Roles of the Supreme Court and the Constraints of Time and Caseload," 7 U. Tol. L. Rev. 399 (1975-1976)
A. Leo Levin & Arlene Fickler, "A New Proposal for a National Court of Appeals," 59 Judicature 164 (1975-1976)
A. Leo Levin & Arlene Fickler, "Realignment of the Fifth Circuit: A Necessary First Step," 46 Miss. L.J. 659 (1975)
A. Leo Levin & Harold K. Cohen, "Exclusionary Rules in Nonjury Criminal Cases," 119 U. Pa. L. Rev. 905 (1970-1971)
A. Leo Levin, "On the Teaching of Trial Advocacy," 15 Buff. L. Rev. 390 (1965-1966)
A. Leo Levin, "Evidence," 1961 Ann. Surv. Am. L. 502 (1961)
A. Leo Levin, "Evidence," 1960 Ann. Surv. Am. L. 554 (1960)
A. Leo Levin & Anthony G. Amsterdam, "Legislative Control Over Judicial Rulemaking: A Problem in Constitutional Revision," 107 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1 (1958-1959)
A. Leo Levin, "The Law and Behavorial Science Project at the University of Pennsylvania: Evidence," 11 J. Legal Educ. 87 (1958-1959)
A. Leo Levin & Robert J. Levy, "Persuading the Jury with Facts Not in Evidence: The Fiction-Science Spectrum," 105 U. Pa. L. Rev. 139 (1956-1957)
A. Leo Levin, "Authentication and Content of Writings," 10 Rutgers L. Rev. 632 (1955-1956)
A. Leo Levin, "Pennsylvania and the Uniform Rules of Evidence: Presumptions and Dead Man Statutes," 103 U. Pa. L. Rev. 1 (1954-1955)
A. Leo Levin, "Equitable Clean-Up and the Jury: A Suggested Orientation," 100 U. Pa. L. Rev. 320 (1951-1952)
James H. Chadbourn & A. Leo Levin, "Original Jurisdiction of Federal Questions," 90 U. Pa. L. Rev. 639 (1941-1942)
A. Leo Levin & J.H. Chadbourn, "Original Jurisdiction of Federal Questions," 90 U. Pa. L. Rev. 639 (1941-1942)