Jessica Levinson is an American law professor and political commentator. Levinson teaches at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, where she lectures in the areas of election law and privacy torts. Levinson is also frequently quoted in the print media, and interviewed on the television and radio concerning political reform issues, including the budget, campaign finance law, disclosure, ethics, ballot measures, the initiative and referendum processes and term limits.
Levinson graduated from Loyola Marymount University as the class valedictorian. Levinson graduated cum laude from Loyola Law School where she was the Senior Articles Editor of the Loyola of Los Angeles International and Comparative Law Review. Levinson served as a law clerk to the Honorable James V. Selna of the Central District of California following graduation. Prior to joining Loyola Law School as a full-time faculty member she practiced with the law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP and served as the Director of Political Reform at the Center for Governmental Studies.
Levinson has also published a number of law review articles. These articles discuss issues related to campaign finance law, corporate personhood, ballot access and ballot initiatives.
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- Huffington Post, http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jessica-levinson
- Loyola Law School, Alumni Spotlight, http://www.lls.edu/themes/Levinson.html
- PoLawTics, http://polawtics.lls.edu/
- KCET, http://www.kcet.org/user/profile/jlevinson
- Social Science Research Network, http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=1722208
- Levinson, J.A., 2012. The Original Sin of Campaign Finance Law: Why Buckley v. Valeo is Wrong. University of Richmond Law Review, 47, pp. 881–937.
- Levin, J.A., 2011. We the Corporations: The Constitutionality of Limitations on Corporate Electoral Speech after Citizens United. University of San Francisco Law Review, 46, pp. 307–358.
- Levinson, J.A., 2010. Timing is Everything: A New Model for Countering Corruption without Silencing Speech in Elections. St. Louis University Law Journal, 55, pp. 853–886.
- Levinson, J.A. and Stern, R.M., 2009. Ballot Box Budgeting in California: The Bane of the Golden State or an Overstated Problem? Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, 37(4), pp. 689–744.