Professor Laurie Levenson - Panelist
Professor of Law, David W. Burcham Chair in Ethical Advocacy, Loyola Law School

Laurie L. Levenson is a Professor of Law and David W. Burcham Chair in Ethical Advocacy at Loyola Law School. She teaches criminal law, criminal procedure, ethics, trial advocacy and evidence. Professor Levenson has authored numerous books and articles on criminal law. She is also the author of Judaism and Criminal Justice (Oxford Handbook of Jewish Ethics and Morality 2011) and Jewish Choices, Jewish Voices - Death Penalty (JPS 2010).

Professor Levenson served for eight years as a federal prosecutor in Los Angeles and as Associate Dean of Loyola Law School from 1986-1989. She is the founder of Loyola's Project for the Innocent. Professor Levenson regularly provides commentary for high-profile trials, including the Rodney King beating trial, O.J. Simpson murder trial, Michael Jackson molestation trial, and many more. She has appeared on CNN, ABC, NBC, CBS, NPR and international broadcasts.

Professor Levenson received her J.D. from UCLA School of Law and her A.B. from Stanford University. She was Chief Articles Editor of the UCLA Law Review and clerked after law school for the Honorable James Hunter III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.

Professor Levenson is an active member of the Los Angeles Jewish community. She has served on the Board of Directors for Bet Tzedek Legal Services and Los Angeles Hillel Council. She is an active member of Sinai Temple and regularly lectures for American Jewish University.

Professor Levenson is married to Douglas Mirell, Esq. They have three children: Solomon ("Solly") Mirell, Havi Mirell and Daniela Mirell.